When Ryan Murphy announced that American Horror Story Apocalypse would be the long-awaited Murder House-Coven crossover, fans of FX's horror anthology series flooded social media with names with the hope of seeing their favorites return. For his part, Murphy stated that the reunion season came with an open invitation to those who've appeared in either/both season – and that invitation has been accepted. American Horror Story veterans Taissa Farmiga, Gabourey Sidibe, Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy, and Stevie Nicks will be reuniting with a "killer" line-up for the upcoming season, premiering September 12 on FX.
Here's a look at Murphy and Farmiga's Twitter reactions:
Now it's time to get your scorecards to see how everyone matches up, AHS fans: Rabe appeared in the Murder House, Coven, Hotel, and Roanoke seasons, while Sidibe appeared in Coven, Freak Show, and Hotel. Farmiga appeared in Murder House, Coven, and Roanoke; AHS mainstay Conroy has appeared in six seasons: Murder House, Asylum, Coven, Freak Show, Roanoke, and Cult. Nicks appeared as the White Witch during Coven.
FX's American Horror Story TCA summer press event ha some great news for fans: the horror anthology series had been renewed for a 10th season (FX Networks CEO John Landgraf: "He (Murphy) asked for a 10th season of American Horror Story which we were happy to give to him"); and that Jessica Lange would be reprising her Murder House role as Constance Langdon, appearing in the sixth episode – which marks Sarah Paulson's directorial debut on the show (Paulson: "I have the great pleasure of saying, yes, she (Lange) will be back").
Along with today's announced returnees, Paulson, Lange, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Jessica Lange, Emma Roberts, Cheyenne Jackson, Billie Lourd, Billy Eichner, Adina Porter, and Leslie Grossman are set to return to Murphy's horrific universe. Joan Collins (Dynasty) is joining the cast as Peters's grandmother; Cody Fern (House of Cards) is joining as adult Michael Langdon; and Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman (UnReal) and Kyle Allen (The Path) are set for guest appearances.
Paulson's Billie Dean Howard appeared in Murder House, and her Cordelia Foxx appeared in Coven. Peters played ghostly teen Tate Langdon in Murder House and fraternity president Kyle Spencer in Coven. Lange's Constance Langdon appeared in Murder House, while Bates and Roberts joined the franchise during Coven as Madame Delphine LaLaurie and Madison Montgomery, respectively.
American Horror Story: Apocalypse premieres Wednesday, September 12th at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT on FX.