If you are still processing last night’s American Horror Story: Coven finale, know that the book is officially closed on the ladies of the Coven. Ryan Murphy reveals a few more tidbits about season 4 and even season 5!
American Horror Story changes the way miniseries function on network television, sticking with one genre, but wiping the storyboard clean with every new season. Creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck bring together all-star casts that inhabit our homes and discussions for thirteen weeks a year. For the remaining void, speculations for the next installments run rapid across the internet. For some viewers last year, as soon as the Salem witch trials caught national attention, the finale of Asylum lost a bit of its allure.
In a post-finale interview with Entertainment Weekly, Murphy mentions a few hints about American Horror Story season 4. Although the writers have yet to open their laptops and start working, the story is set in Murphy’s mind. A couple of weeks ago, Murphy commented that season 4 will take place in the 1950s. However, Murphy adds this week that they are focusing on two time periods, the second remains a mystery.
Murphy further puts to rest the popular circus suggestion that swept the internet a few weeks back. A fan-made poster sparked the initial discussion of season 4 theories, but Murphy states that he has yet to see anyone guess the full premise of the season correctly.
We know that Jessica Lange will return for a final season of American Horror Story and that she is working on a German accent. The work for season 4 will be extensive as Murphy describes the period as “bizarre, crazy, and Gothic.” If you enjoyed the comedic undertone of the Coven installment, rest assured that Murphy agrees with the audience’s reception. He hopes to bring the sharp comedy into season 4, but leaves a haze of mystery over season 5. Lange’s departure will mark new territory for the show, a part that Murphy describes as “radically different… it will take a lot of playing.”
The 1950s hold a myriad of options for Murphy and Co. to explore. From famous actresses, to hydrogen bomb development, the shifting tides in the entertainment and political landscape serve as a great launch pad. After a season highlighting a strong female cast, the return of Zachary Quinto, Dylan McDermott, and other AHS men may be something else to consider!
Let us know in the comments your predictions for American Horror Story‘s fourth season! Is there anyone you want to see return to the cast?