American Horror Story’s Ryan Murphy Announces ‘Murder House’ and ‘Coven’ Crossover Season

Ready to cast another spell! An upcoming season of American Horror Story will feature a crossover between season 1’s “Murder House” and season 3’s “Coven,” cocreator Ryan Murphy revealed during Entertainment Weekly‘s PopFest on Sunday, October 30.

Murphy spoke during the “Ryan Murphy and Friends” panel, where he addressed previous comments he made suggesting that the series would revisit “Coven,” which ended in 2014 and focused on witches in New Orleans. “Murder House” centered on a haunted mansion and aired in 2011.

“We do know what we’re going to do,” the prolific TV producer, 50, said. “It’s not going to be next season, but we are going to do a season that’s a crossover between ‘Murder House’ and ‘Coven’ together, which is very bizarre.”

After the crowd cheered, Murphy clarified his plan: “There will be characters from ‘Murder House’ and characters from ‘Coven’ together.”

“I’ve [already] started going to actors from both of the seasons, quietly, saying, ‘I think in this window, if you could fit us in,'” he continued. “So yeah, it’s fun. It’s weird.”

This is likely to be good news for fans of the Emmy-winning FX drama, which frequently references previous seasons and is known for bringing back characters in new contexts. Connie Britton (Vivien Harmon) has not returned to the series since the first season, while Dylan McDermott (Dr. Ben Harmon in season 1) appeared only in the first two seasons. “Murder House” also starred Evan Peters (Tate Langdon), Taissa Farmiga (Violet Harmon), Denis O’Hare (Larry Harvey) and Jessica Lange (Constance Langdon), a central series mainstay until her departure after season 4’s “Freak Show” signed off in 2015.

The stars of “Coven” included Peters (Kyle Spencer), Farmiga (Zoe Benson), O’Hare (Spalding), Lange (Fiona Goode), Sarah Paulson (Cordelia Foxx) and Kathy Bates (Marie Delphine LaLaurie). Emma Roberts, who played Madison Montgomery, previously teased her AHS return during a San Diego Comic-Con panel in July.

Tell Us: Would you watch a crossover between “Murder House” and “Coven”? Or are there other seasons you would rather see revisited and intermingled?

American Horror Story: Roanoke airs on FX Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET. 

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