FX has released the first full-length trailer for the upcoming 8th season of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s anthology series American Horror Story.
Subtitled Apocalypse, it will be the long-awaited crossover event between the show’s first season, 2011’s Murder House, and its third, 2013’s Coven.
The 1:20 minute clip, which hit the internet yesterday, seemingly ushers in the end of the world with an ominous voice-over stating “no need for rules, chaos has won” as we pan to people panicking in the crowded, chaotic streets of Santa Monica and a plane falling out of the sky.
A group of survivors, including Evan Peters’s new character and newcomer Joan Collins, dressed in hazmat suits are then seen seeking shelter a large, dimly-lit underground bunker which is run by the quietly sinister Venable (AHS favourite Sarah Paulson).
The majority of this season’s action will take place in the bunker, a claustrophobic space where feelings of intense paranoia can easily develop, as three of Coven's witches, Cordelia (also Paulson), Madison (Emma Roberts) and Myrtle Snow (Frances Conroy), aren't far behind.
Also included in the already sizeable cast is Billie Lourd, Cheyenne Jackson, Kathy Bates, Lily Rabe, Adina Porter, singer Stevie Nicks, Leslie Grossman and Billy Eichner.
Murphy and Falchuk wrote Apocalypse's debut episode and are set to share directing duties out between regular contributors like Bradley Buecker, Loni Peristere and Sheree Folkson.
Jennifer Lynch (daughter of cult filmmaker David Lynch), Paulson and Peters are also all set to direct individual episodes.
American Horror Story: Apocalypse will premiere in the UK on 27th September.
You can catch all seven previous seasons of American Horror Story on Netflix now.
Source: Hollywood Reporter