Ryan Murphy Says New Season Of 'American Horror Story' Is 'Unlike Anything We've Done'

It's hard to think of how far American Horror Story could go really isn't it? The show's done its best to deliver the wildest ride it possibly could over the years, with amazing results.

Let's have a quick recap: there was the whole thing with Dr. Oliver Thredson and Bloody Face. Then there was the bowling pin/stabbing picnic - not the sort of day out we ever want to experience, obviously. And let's not sidestep the eyeball stabbing scene - we'll never un-see that.

But now, as Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk are about to begin production on the eighth season of American Horror Story, they've given us a little insight into what we can expect.

And apparently it's 'unlike anything' they've done before - we've heard that before from other shows, LADs, but we're intrigued.

The latest edition of the anthology series begins shooting this month and, as usual, details are scarce, reports Entertainment Weekly.

Murphy, who co-created AHS with Brad Falchuk, said: "It's a season unlike anything we've done because there's a big hook to it. There's a huge thing that happens in episode five."

As you'd hope, much of the cast will be returning AHS alumni including Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, and Billie Lourd as well as newcomers like Joan Collins.

Ryan Murphy. Credit: PA
Ryan Murphy. Credit: PA

As well as all the 'oldies' (don't take offence) it's reported that there's going to be even more stars than before.

Ryan Murphy teased: "You will see so many fan favorites return that you'll feel like it's The Love Boat."

For those who have never seen The Love Boat - presumably most people below the age of 40 - it was an American comedy series set on a cruise ship, which originally ran from 1977 to 1986. The story revolves around the ship's captain and a handful of its crew, with several passengers - played by various guest actors for each episode - embarking on romantic adventures. Can't see a reboot of this one occurring any time soon, to be honest.

But back to more important matters - AHS. So what do we know now? Well, we know that rumors have swirled that this season will be called AHS: Radioactive, which hasn't yet been confirmed by Murphy.


Still, we can add that to April's revelations that the new season will go back to its roots.

At an Emmy FYC panel, Murphy said that the eighth season will take place '18 months from today' and that it's going to be less 'real' and more 'heightened' than the most recent season - American Horror Story: Cult

He said: "It's not necessarily as real and grounded as the past season. We're sort of getting back to Asylum and Coven. It's that tone. That's the tone of it."

Sit and wait, guys, sit and wait.

Featured Image Credit: FX/American Horror Story

Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd is a Journalist at LADbible. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class BA in Journalism. Becky previously worked as Chief Reporter at Cavendish Press, supplying news and feature stories to national newspapers and women's magazines.

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