Part of the appeal of American Horror Story is its anthology format — the ability to introduce eccentric new characters and unexpected settings every season. But that hasn’t stopped fans from craving more continuity between the seasons. For the most part, co-creator Ryan Murphy has hinted at each season’s connective tissue with thinly veiled references and ambiguous clues. Until now.
On Sunday (October 30), Murphy announced a crossover between two fan-favorite seasons: Murder House and Coven. “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,” Murphy told the crowd at EW’s PopFest in Los Angeles. He confirmed: “There will be characters from Murder House and characters from Coven together.”
It’s unclear whether this is a sequel to both seasons or set sometime in the past, seeing as AHS often likes to play around with timelines. (Although, if Jessica Lange were to return to AHS for one final bow, this would seem like the opportune time.) The obvious connection is that both seasons share prominent characters with the surname Montgomery. For seasons, fans have speculated that Miss Robichaux’s wild child, Madison Montgomery (Emma Roberts), was somehow connected to Murder House’s famed “surgeon to the stars,” Charles Montgomery (Matt Ross), given their names and proximity to Los Angeles. But nothing concrete has been established between the two characters. Also, as par for the course for AHS, both seasons also featured star-studded ghosts, including the entire Harmon family.
The only thing we really want to know is whether this crossover will mark the return of Evan Peters’s Tate Langdon and Connie Britton’s fabulous Vivien Harmon. Alas, Murphy has yet to comment on which characters may or may not return — so let the speculation begin!