American Horror Story Returns with a Season 8!

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Cesar E. Gonzalez, Opinion/Lifestyle Editor

People marked their calendars for Ryan Murphy’s latest season of American Horror Story: Apocalypse. That aired live on September 12, 2018, on channel FX.

Since his last season called “American Horror Story: Cult,” aired from September 5 – November 14, 2017. It wasn’t until April of 2018 that Murphy announced the final season (season 8) would begin filming.

If you are not familiar with the AHS franchise where seasons 1-7 are available to watch on Netflix. Each season takes place in a different time zone, but they all set in America. Season one: “Murder House” took place in 2011 in Los Angeles, CA. Where anyone who dies inside the haunted home, becomes a vengeful spirit. Season three: “Coven” takes place in 2013 in the city of New Orleans, LA. This season is about a coven of Salem witches coming together to survive modern day society.

Now Murphy has set a crossover for these two seasons. All fans know that a crossover means something is about to go down!

Murphy told his followers via Twitter that each season is connected together and represents the “9 Circles of Hell.” He posted on his Instagram account 13 months ago a list describing which season belonged to which circle.

It goes as followed:

Limbo (Murder House)
Lust
Gluttony (Hotel)
Greed (Freak Show)
Anger (Roanoke)
Hersey (Cult)
Violence
Fraud (Asylum)
Treachery (Coven)

This leaves us to piece together that season 8 is both lust and violence.

Murphy is recognized for casting the same actors, but they play a different character every season. In season 4 of “Freak Show,” new faces were added to his cast listing. One which included the pop-singer, Lady Gaga in season 5: “Hotel.”

Season 8

opens with a classic Murphy-style introduction that smacks us right in the middle of the plot (SPOILER ALERT).

In this season we’re introduced to Coco St. Pierre Vanderbilt (Leslie Grossman). Who is getting her hair done by Mr. Gallant (Evan Peters). Her publicist and assistant, Mallory (Billie Lourd) are also present. Meanwhile, everyone in the salon receives a text alert warning everyone of a missile attack heading into Los Angeles. Everyone is in disbelief until it appears on the news. The whole city is frantic and in a state of panic; mayhem and fear strike all. The main characters gather out to a private jet set to take them to a safe location from the nuclear blasts, known as “Outpost 3.”

Murphy makes it clear that those who survive, is because of their genetic makeup. Timothy and Emily, who are new characters, survive because of this.

With a few people selected in Outpost 3. They try to survive while help is sent. You also get a view of what the nuclear destruction caused, which affected all who were exposed to contamination and mutation.

The episode ends with a man from the Cooperative, who is ultimately in charge of who survives. He arrives at the outpost to announce his decision on who lives.

Murphy is at it again! Leaving us to fend with the aid of few preview-trailers what is going to happen next. The show airs at 10 pm PST on the FX network every Wednesday. Make sure to tune, buckle up, and get ready because this season has set a bar to be the best one yet.