Season 7 starts filming soon, but Ryan Murphy is already thinking ahead.
Jessica Lange was a mainstay on FX’s “American Horror Story” for its first four seasons, but she departed the show after “Freak Show” wrapped up. From what we heard at the time, Lange was stepping away from the series for good – but if there’s one thing we’ve learned over the years, it’s to never say never when it comes to the entertainment business.
As you’ve probably heard, a future season of “American Horror Story” (likely eight or nine, both of which FX has already ordered) will mash together the worlds of “Murder House” and “Coven,” which has led many to speculate that Jessica Lange will be making her return. And in a new chat with Screen Rant, Murphy seemed to indicate that the plan is indeed to bring her back.
The series co-creator told the site:
I think she would [come back] if I bribed her enough, you know? I haven’t really talked to her about it at all because we are still figuring out that story, but I think we do want to do that.
Sarah Paulson recently teased that she’d love to reprise the role of “Coven” character Cordelia Foxx, and it now seems likely that we’ll meet up with Lange’s characters Constance Langdon (“Murder House”) and/or Fiona Goode (“Coven”) in the crossover season. Here’s what Murphy recently said about his plans for the eighth or ninth season:
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.
Sounds like literally ANYTHING is possible in the world of “American Horror Story.”