In the wake of the recent Cult finale, there isn’t much known publicly about the American Horror Story season 8 theme. Neither Ryan Murphy nor FX have publicly talked about some of what is coming up, and there may be a pretty good reason for that. After all, it doesn’t seem as though Murphy has decided on one for sure yet — though he does clearly have some ideas as to what it could be.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly in a new interview, here is what Sarah Paulson had to say about the conversations she’s had with Murphy on the subject:
“I can tell you absolutely nothing. He and I have had a preliminary conversation, and I can tell you that the thought of it is very exciting to me. However, I think the the kind of magic of this and the beauty of it is that these ideas come to him in ways that are like flashes of fever dreams. Sometimes he’ll have a big idea. I’ve had him tell me things before that were going to be the whole thing that ultimately never turned into the season. So what I’m saying is, I have had a conversation for him, something that is percolating. I do not think it’s been decided. I think it’s a percolating thing. It got me very excited. Whether or not I’ll actually do that or that will be the story remains to be seen. I have said before to that anything he decides to come up with, I’m always so game and on board with because it’s obviously been a wild ride for me. But there have been some preliminary conversations. I hope it’s the one I hope it is; let’s put I that way. I’ve heard more than one idea and there’s one in particular I really hope lands.”
We do think that by March the new theme will be decided, and then at that point we’ll start to get a sense as to who is going to be a part of it. We imagine that Paulson will have a role if she wants it alongside many other franchise mainstays like Evan Peters and Denis O’Hare. The issue that always comes about is scheduling given that many of these actors are going to have some other roles available to them — including (at times) other Murphy projects. For example, Paulson will be appearing in the upcoming American Crime Story season 3 (whenever it actually films) while Peters has a role in the upcoming Pose.
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