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New Details About Season 8 Of 'American Horror Story' Have Been Revealed

Claire Reid

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New Details About Season 8 Of 'American Horror Story' Have Been Revealed

Creators of American Horror Story has said the show will go back to its roots with the new season.

Speaking at an Emmy FYC panel co-creator Ryan 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."

Credit: FX/American Horror Story
Credit: FX/American Horror Story

Although, he added: "It's different from what we've done before."

Asylum - the second season of the hit show was set within a mental institute in the 1960s, while Coven was placed in a contemporary setting, and centred around a coven of witches living in New Orleans.

Cult was set just after the 2016 US presidential election and focused on the divide left following Trump's win and the emergence of a 'Mason-Family-type' cult.

Speaking about his inspiration for Cult, Murphy told Variety: "Yes, the jumping-off point of the show is election night, and the characters have very strong points of view about Trump and Clinton, but it really is not about them.


"It really is about the rise of a cult of personality that can rise in a divided society."

FX CEO John Landgraf has previously said that Asylum was his favourite season.

Details for the new season are still strictly under wraps, but actor Evan Peters, who has starred in all seven seasons, will be back, this time in a 'comedic role', according to the Hollywood Reporter.

As well as Peters, Sarah Paulson will also be back, as will Kathy Bates, Billy Eichner, Cheyenne Jackson, Adina Porter and Leslie Grossman.

Credit: FX/American Horror Story
Credit: FX/American Horror Story

Hollywood legend Joan Collins is set to join the cast for the new seasons, with rumours suggesting she will play the grandmother of Peters' character. Filming is set to begin in June and it's expected to be air in autumn, so hopefully fans of the show won't have too long to wait to find out.

Featured Image Credit: FX/American Horror Story

Topics: American Horror Story, TV and Film, US Entertainment

Claire Reid
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