Recently, like many American Horror Story fans, I have been trying to re-watch as many old episodes as possible to prepare myself for the newest season of AHS. On Friday, July 20, American Horror Story's official Instagram revealed the subtitle of the highly-anticipated Murder House and Coven crossover. According to the brand-new poster, season eight's official title is Apocalypse. With so many possible theories on what the name would be, I am not surprised that they landed on Apocalypse, with the series need to scare the audience it's a wonder that this was not the title of the first season! The new season is set to air on September 12 at 10/9c on FX, as most of the previous ones have, and like many fans, I can not wait to see how this season pans out!
As of July 27, Apocalypse added a VERY IMPORTANT character to its roster and it just opened up a whole new level of insanity for what the eighth season might hold! AHS added American Crime Story alumni, Cody Fern to the show, who will be portraying Michael..i.e. the little blonde kid at the end of Murder House that killed his poor nanny..i.e. Tate Langdon and Vivian Harmon's son! Honestly, with all the excitement I have about FINALLY diving into the little imp's life, I feel like they missed a golden opportunity to have the Michael played by Evan Peters. I mean who better to portray the adult version of the Anti-Christ, then the same actor who portrayed his dad? But who knows, this Cody guy might end up surprising us all!
Now, as a true American Horror Story fan, and follower since Murder House, I, of course, have my own theories on how everything will play out. My theory is that like Tate Langdon, Michael, has multiple personalities and has forgotten about his murderous streak as he has gotten older, and by some sort of accident rediscovers himself, but again we shall see. I'm guessing since Jessica Lange parted ways with AHS back with Freakshow, we will also be seeing what happened with Constance as it was she was Michael's primary caregiver at the end of season one. So I am excited to see how Murphy and Falchuk decided to take her character out of the show...possibly with flashbacks. You never know, but I'm guessing since she is not looking to come back to the show that she did not end up dying in the Murder House... BUMMER!
This, of course, leads me to my next theory, that Billie Dean Howard, played by Sarah Paulson, will be making another appearance on the show. We first heard from her in season one, when we find out that Constance uses her from time to time to keep her peace. Billie stated in one of the episodes that "The end of times will be ushered in by a child born of human and spirit," which my best guess is that that is Michael, plus the fact that she has also been tied into three other seasons including Murder House, Hotel, and Roanoke, that she will be key to Apocalypse's crossover as well!
Also as another surprise, Emma Roberts recently posted this video.
Surprise, bitch! There is a huge chance that Maddison Montgomery is also going to be coming back alongside, Leslie Grossman, Kathy Bates, Billie Lourd, Adina Porter, Cheyanne Jackson, and Billy Eichner.
With all of the hints and sneak peeks we have been getting recently, I feel like this is going to be the best season yet!
What are your thoughts? Do you guys have any theories about Apocalypse?