No matter how many times American Horror Story does me wrong, I still root for its comeback. In my opinion, the FX horror anthology series started going downhill in Season 5, Hotel, only to steepen its decline through My Roanoke Nightmare and Cult. It’s not that Ryan Murphy‘s themes aren’t unique and compelling — AHS has never been at a loss for creativity. When it comes to a strong, cohesive plot, though, I find myself longing for the show’s early days, when Asylum managed to blend radically different baddies like aliens and mad scientists into the same perfectly woven story.
So, when Murphy announced the theme of upcoming Season 8, I put a smile on. Could “the future” save the show?
During the Television Critics Association’s press tour on Friday, Murphy said Season 8 would take place “in the future.”
“All I’ll say about it is I want to go to the future — still topical, but the future, which I’ve never done,” Murphy said. “Not space.”