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American Horror Story 8 confirmed as Coven and Murder House crossover

American Horror Story (Credit: FX)
American Horror Story (Credit: FX)

The eighth series of American Horror Story will blend elements of the show’s third season Coven and the very first season, Murder House.

The horror anthology’s co-creator Ryan Murphy confirmed the plans in a tweet.

Murphy had previously hinted that the new series, set to follow the politically-charged American Horror Story: Cult, which aired last year, would revisit some previous plots and characters.

It’s not yet known how the series will join the elements together, but there’s plenty of threads running through the show’s thematic universe that could be brought in to create a new plot.

Murder House, as it’s known among fans, was the first series, airing in 2011 and starring Dylan McDermott and Connie Britton as a couple who move into a house with a horrifying past.

Coven, meanwhile, aired in 2013, and followed a coven of witches living in New Orleans.

It’s thought that key players Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters, who appeared in both series, will be back for the new series.

Murphy told Entertainment Weekly: “You will see so many fan favourites return that you’ll feel like it’s The Love Boat.

“It’s a very high concept. It’s a season unlike anything we’ve done because there’s a big hook to it. There’s a huge thing that happens in episode 5.”

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