American Horror Story: Apocalypse is coming to FX next month, and the cast of the highly-anticipated crossover of the Murder House and Coven seasons are sharing a bunch of behind-the-scenes photos. Dylan McDermott posted a pic on Instagram of himself with Evan Peters, adding the caption, “Just like old times.” But they aren’t the only ones reprising their roles.
McDermott will once again play Dr. Ben Harmon, and Peters will return as high school shooter and ghost Tate, but Connie Britton will also be returning, and that could lead to an uncomfortable reunion. During the Murder House season, Tate (dressed up like Rubber Man) raped Vivien (Britton) who went on to give birth to Michael (Cody Fern), who is believed to be the Antichrist.
Season 8 marks the first time that Ryan Murphy’s horror anthology series has crossed over previous storylines, and the merging of seasons 1 and 3 has led to a bunch of casting news. Jessica Lange will be coming back, along with Emma Roberts, Billy Eichner, Kathy Bates, Gabourey Sidibe, Sarah Paulson, Stevie Nicks, Taissa Farmiga, Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy, Adina Porter, Cheyenne Jackson, Leslie Grossman, and Billie Lourd. Joan Collins will also be joining the cast as Tate’s grandmother.
Roberts also shared a pic from the Apocalypse set, and the Coven alum was standing on the Murder House grounds.
In the pic, Robert’s character Madison is holding a feather duster while standing on the bones of those buried under the gazebo that Ben Harmon built, which is now demolished.
As Entertainment Weekly points out, when we last saw Roberts’ character Madison, Peters’ character Kyle strangled her to death when she refused to bring his girlfriend Zoe (Farmiga) back from the dead during the Seven Wonders. Zoe ended up coming back, but Madison’s corpse ended up as part of the creepy butler’s doll collection.
Apocalypse is bringing back the Coven witches and the ghosts of the Harmon family as they deal with Michael, who is now all grown up. And, considering this season’s title, that could be a very dire situation.
With the loose rules that govern the American Horror Story universe, plus many actors playing multiple roles in different seasons, it would probably be smart to binge at least season one and season three on Netflix before AHS: Apocalypse premieres Wednesday, September 12th on FX.