It’s been five months since the Season 7 finale of American Horror Story, which means it’s about that time for some new season theories and rumors. With no theme yet announced (other than that it takes place in the future) or any idea of what Sarah Paulson will ugly cry over in Season 8, all we can do is wonder.
But luckily, it appears that creator, Ryan Murphy is beginning to spill the beans. In a recent chat withThe Hollywood Reporter, he revealed that he’s “throwing in Joan Collins” for next season’s cast. With her track record for campy soap opera drama, this can only mean great things for the show.
He also revealed he’s interested in Anjelica Huston. Aren’t we all?
They seem to be pretty on brand casting decisions for the FX horror anthology, which is known for its female-driven cast and iconic guest stars. The show has seen the likes of Jessica Lange, Lady Gaga, Naomi Campbell, Stevie Nicks, Patti LuPone, and Patti LaBelle.
#Repost @lenadunham (@get_repost) ・・・ It was a wild honor to play history’s most demented feminist prophet, Valerie Solanas on tomorrow’s episode. The latest season of American Horror Story is the first piece of art work to truly address the wild pain and insanity of this post-election world. It’s surreal and it’s too real. I’ve loved every second of it, just like I loved every second of embodying Valerie- her pain, rage, fear, loss and weird hat collection. So much love to Ryan Murphy @mrrpmurphy for his boldness and for resurrecting Val, Brad Falchuk @bradfalchuk for asking me to go hard, Crystal Liu for the killer script and Rachel Goldberg for directing the tits outta this. I got to act alongside so many beautiful women. This one’s for all my ladies crying out to be known as more than a shadow. This one is for the people who refuse to play the game. This one is for corduroy- I’ve never worn so much fucking corduroy❤️ #SCUM #AHScult
Murphy also revealed which lady he won’t cover. Although it was previously announced that a season of his second anthology series, American Crime Story would focus on Monica Lewinsky, it appears that idea has been scrapped. Murphy discussed it with Lewinsky at a Hollywood party they were both attending.
“I told her, ‘Nobody should tell your story but you, and it’s kind of gross if they do,'” Murphy says. “‘If you want to produce it with me, I would love that; but you should be the producer and you should make all the goddamn money.'”
The ACS team is currently working on a season centered around Hurricane Katrina, following the successful installment that was The Assassination of Gianni Versace.
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