Without Jessica Lange, FX’s “American Horror Story” falls apart. Lange, who has been the lead in all three seasons, has become the glue that makes each and every episode worth watching. In my opinion, it’s some of the best acting I have ever seen. While we have the ongoing third season to enjoy, it’s painful to hear that she’s tapping out after one more.
Lange is halfway into filming Season 3 of “American Horror Story,” known as “Coven,” and though she’s relishing in her character Fiona Goode’s sleek stilettos, there is an end in sight. “I’ll do one more season,” the actress says tells Buzzfeed of the FX franchise that’s added an Emmy and a Golden Globe to her collection, which already included two Oscars. Just a couple of weeks ago, “American Horror Story” co-creator Ryan Murphy said, “Every year, she says, ‘OK, that’s my last one.’” But after Season 4, Lange will say goodbye to the series for good. “That’ll be it,” she tells the site.
As for her fourth and final season of “American Horror Story,” Lange knows a sliver of what’s coming, but she’s well trained in the Ryan Murphy School of Lip-Zipping. “I’m very excited,” she says simply with a smile.
It’s a gut punch hearing this news, although, at least the show will end with a bang instead of a whimper. Any guesses as to the arc of the fourth season?