Ryan Murphy, the brain behind the horror anthology has confirmed that a season 9 is in the works and everybody's favorite witches are coming back to the show.
Considering the fact that the last season only aired in the last quarter of 2018, the new season won't be coming out anytime soon but knowing that it is happening and Apocalypse wasn't the last of American Horror Story, the fans are elated. "The witches will be back," confirmed Ryan. "We have something fun planned." Before season 7 even aired, FX has renewed American Horror Story for two more seasons so yeah, season 9 is definitely happening.
Ryan took to Instagram back in December tease this image and up coming season 9.
As far as the cast is concerned, it is believed that the regulars of the show will be returning to play parts again. Angela Bassett, whose performance as Marie Laveau was praised and loved by the audience is reportedly going to resume her role again. Talking about the new season, she said, “I heard that. It’s the year of the woman! It’s the year of the woman, female empowerment, I am woman hear me roar. They’re roaring, making noise, and making things happen."
While every season of American Horror Story essentially offers a new storyline and characters, Murphy retains many of the same actors, providing a sense of continuity. For American Horror Story: Apocalypse, Murphy built further familiarity into the crossover season by involving characters from both season 1, American Horror Story: Murder House, and season 3, American Horror Story: Coven. This was originally supposed to be 2019's season 9, but they moved it up and will instead be starting with something fresh. Whether the next witch appearance includes central characters like Sarah Paulson's school headmistress Cordelia Foxx and Taissa Farmiga's Zoe Benson remains to be seen.
It’s not surprising to see Murphy and the American Horror Story team wanting to explore the Coven storyline further and milking it for all it’s worth. The only fear, aside from the tricks of the series itself, is that too much of a good thing can ruin even the best show. It’ll be interesting to see if they successfully avoid this pitfall or end up jinxing themselves.