According to series creator Ryan Murphy, the eighth installment of the popular series will be set "18 months from today." So in other words, Season 8 will be set in the not-so-distant future. Murphy's tease indicates Season 8's story will take place sometime in October 2019, which means it will take place right around Halloween.
Deadline reported on Ryan Murphy's announcement on the setting of American Horror Story Season 8. Murphy had previously teased that the upcoming season would be set in the future. Until now, it was not clear how far into it. The significance of Season 8 being set in October 2019 is not currently apparent. As such, it will give fans something to speculate about until more is known about the newest installment. Does the story have something to do with Halloween? Given the show's basis as a horror series and its habit of including the holiday, signs point to yes.
Thankfully, the "future" of Season 8 is not the only thing Ryan Murphy shared about the upcoming season. While he did not confirm Season 8's title or disclose its premise, he did tease that the anthology will return to the essence of two of the series' previous installments: Asylum and Coven. Those seasons came in the early days of American Horror Story, serving as Seasons 2 and 3, respectively.
Frequent American Horror Story cast members Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, and Evan Peters are already confirmed to star in the forthcoming season. Dynasty legend Joan Collins will also star in Season 8, as the grandmother of Peters' character. Collins also stars on the E! series The Royals opposite Elizabeth Hurley. Paulson and Peters involvement in Season 8 is expected; they have both appeared in every season of American Horror Story. Murphy confirmed that Season 8 is set to begin filming June 16.
The next installment of American Horror Story is expected to premiere sometime in 2018. Will its release coincide with Season 8's October setting? It is highly possible, previous seasons have premiered in October, and it would be a clever tie-in. October may be a ways off, but don't be scared, American Horror Story will be back before you know it.
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