Jessica Lange Will Return to ‘American Horror Story’ for Season 8

Jessica Lange will return to American Horror Story for season 8 in her Murder House role from season one. This was announced by Sarah Paulson, fellow cast member, at the TCA summer press tour, according to Variety

Lange was a key part of the FX series’ first four seasons, and she received four Emmy nominations and won two. The actress also collaborated with series creator Ryan Murphy on the first season of Feud, where she starred as Joan Crawford opposite Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis.

It had been announced that Season 8 would be a crossover between the first and third seasons of AHS, “Murder House” and “Coven,” respectively. For Season 8 “Apocalypse,” Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, and Evan Peters will return as series regulars. 

For those fans needing a refresher, Lange plays the role of Constance Langdon in the first season of American Horror Story, the neighbor of the Harmon family who moved into the haunted house she previously lived in. Lange left the show after the fourth season, Freak Show, a season where she won two Emmy awards. When the show last left Langdon, she was dealing with the revelation that her adopted son Michael is the Anti-Christ.

Joining the cast to play Michael Langdon is Cody Fern, the breakout star of Assassination of Gianni Versace, who will likely play a huge part in the “Apocalypse” theme of the new season. It was also recently announced that the anthology series has been renewed for a tenth season. Catch the premiere episode on Sept. 12 on FX.


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