Ryan Murphy talks American Horror Story season 8

By Nathaniel Dalby - Thu 12th Apr 2018 News

The busy showrunner sheds some light on season 8.

The creator of American Horror Story has revealed details about the 8th season.

In a recent appearance at an Emmy event in LA this week, Ryan Murphy opened up about the upcoming season of the horror anthology series.

The writer said that Joan Collins and Evan Peters would feature in the season, though this was previously leaked by Deadline.

He also added, however, that the season would take its cues from older seasons of the show, such as 'Asylum' and 'Coven' - 2 of the most loved.

“[Season 8] is heightened [and] it’s not necessarily as real and grounded as the past season. We’re sort of getting back to 'Asylum' and 'Coven'. That’s the tone of it.”

Series regulars Sarah Paulson and Kathy Bates are also set to return to season 8, with Murphy also teasing Anjelica Huston making an appearance.

Season 8 is yet to be officially named, though it is rumoured to be named ‘Radioactive’, giving us a hint at what it may be about.

Season 7 of AHS, ‘Cult’, drew its inspiration from real-world political events, whilst the new season is going back to more supernatural storytelling.

Murphy has recently signed a large deal with streaming giant Netflix to create new films and TV series, with the deal rumoured to be worth around $300 million.

The creator has also been busy with crime anthology series American Crime Story, which has recently been renewed for a 3rd season with the current airing on BBC.

You can watch the first 6 seasons of American Horror Story and the first of American Crime Story on Netflix right now.

Source: Collider