FX has released the first teaser for the upcoming American Horror Story: Apocalypse, and it’s just as bleak and creepy as you’d expect.
The biggest feature is an hourglass, with a beating heart giving life to a foetus, which follows on from executive producer Alexis Martin Woodall saying at the show’s TCA panel, “The story begins with the end of the world, and then our world begins.”
We already know what the basic plot of the season will be, as Ryan Murphy discussed the plans with Entertainment Weekly last year. American Horror Story Season 8 will see a character from Murder House attending Miss Robichaux Academy from Coven, the New Orleans academy for witches that is run by Sarah Paulson’s Cordelia Foxx.
Here’s what Murphy told EW:
“It’s a character from season 1 that will be thrust into the world that you are left with at the end of Coven, which is sort of like the male/female/witch academy. And then all of those characters will intertwine, which is confusing because some of them are from seasons 1 and 3. Like, Sarah Paulson will probably be playing 18 characters.”
However, there are some other details floating around about Season 8 that we can’t dismiss just because the crossover has been revealed. It was announced that the season would be set in the future – “18 months from today” – and would see Paulson with creepy dental appliances. It will also see the return of Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Billy Eichner, Cheyenne Jackson, Adina Porter, and Leslie Grossman, as well as the arrival of newcomers Joan Collins and Anjelica Houston.