We’ve finally come full circle.
That’s right, season eight episode six of American Horror Story takes us back to where it all began – Murder House.
Ryan Murphy is pulling out all the stops, bringing back show favorites to help put an exclamation mark on Season 8, Apocalypse. The “Doorway to Hell” never looked more inviting.
With a long list of appearances from returning characters in its 8th season, the most highly anticipated character is none other than Jessica Lange.
It is commonly known that American Horror Story has been centered around strong female leads and Lange was the leader in seasons two, three, and four, and won two Emmys playing Fiona Goode and Elsa Mars respectively.
Lange will make her supposedly final reappearance in season eight for the upcoming episode revisiting Murder House and reprising her role as Constance Langdon, the grandmother of the Antichrist, Michael Langdon, who has played the major bad guy throughout Apocalypse.
And now, we’ll finally know his backstory.
Return to Murder House is predicted to bridge the gap between two of the highest rated seasons – Coven (S3) and Murder House (S1). So expect big ratings right out of the gate.
An aspect that has kept American Horror Story so fresh throughout its 8 seasons is that not only does each season tell a different ‘story’ (not continuous to the previous season), its main actors and actresses play leading roles as completely different characters altogether in each season with the exception of cross-overs.
To put it into perspective, Sarah Paulson has played a different character in each season and has played up to three different characters in one season, which was shown in Roanoke (S6).
We’re thinking Apocalypse will beat the record.
American Horror Story’s Many Faces
There is no doubt that American Horror Story – the show – has launched many illustrious careers since its debut back in 2011. A few to mention who you may be familiar with are:
Sarah Paulson, who played a role in Oceans 8 as one of the main ladies, but has been one of the few actresses to be in every season of American Horror Story.
Evan Peters, who played Quicksilver in Foxes’ X-Men Days of Future Past
Lady Gaga, who also won a Golden Globe on the show for her role in Hotel (S5) and went on to a leading role in the Oscar-worthy Box Office hit, A Star Is Born.
Other notable appearances include:
Emma Roberts, who came with her own fame as the niece of Julia Roberts, but fans fell in love with her character Madison Montgomery (S3).
Kathy Bates, who has played every role imaginable since her debut in Coven in season three. She attributed her acting career comeback to American Horror Story according to an interview with Vanity Fair.
Connie Britton, who played the original leading lady to kick off the show in Murder House. Having only been with the show for one season, she landed a leading role opposite to Hayden Panettiere in smash-hit. Nashville.
Adina Porter, who holds/held pivotal roles in The 100 and True Blood. Porter made an appearance in Murder House as Sally Freeman and then had a more prominent role in American Horror Story: Roanoke (S6).
The list of celebs goes on and Ryan Murphy, the creator of the show, left no stone unturned in the upcoming latest episode.
Whether you’re a fan of the show or not, this episode is sure to break the internet with a long list of star appearances.