If ‘AHS’ Season 8 Takes Place in the Future, Can We Go Back in Time and Make the Last Two Decent?

‘American Horror Story’ is going sci-fi… who knows what’s possible.

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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.”

 “I pitched it to [FX CEO] John Landgraf today right after his TCA panel, and he loved it, but he’s asked me not to say what it is,” Murphy continued, according to EW. “I told him and he fell out of his chair with joy. I think people will like it, it’s different from what we’ve done before, but I always try and do the opposite of what I’ve done on that show.”

Hey, Ryan? I’d like to fall out of my chair with joy, too. Can we work on that?

Evan Peters

Murphy also shared a delightful update on the previously teased crossover season, which will blend Season 1’s Murder House with Season 3’s Coven

“We’re working on it, but it’s not going to be the next season,” he said. “Next season is Season 8, and it’ll probably be the one after that. We’ve already met about it and outlined it, but it won’t be next, because some of the people are not available.”

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With at least two more seasons on the way, there’s still time for AHS to redeem itself. Let’s hope Season 8’s the big winner.

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