We’re only a little more than halfway into American Horror Story: Roanoke, but Ryan Murphy has already got his sights set on future seasons of the show. During a “Ryan Murphy and Friends” panel at EW’s PopFest on Sunday, the series co-creator was asked about his comments from a couple of weeks ago teasing a “return to Coven” at some point in an upcoming season.
Not only is he still planning to revisit Coven, but he told the crowd that the season would be a crossover, saying, “There will be characters from Murder House and characters from Coven together.”
“We do know what we’re going to do,” Murphy revealed to the crowd in Los Angeles. “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.”
“I’ve [already] started going to actors from both of the seasons, quietly, saying, ‘I think in this window, if you could fit us in,’” said Murphy. “So yeah, it’s fun. It’s weird.”
It’s hard to imagine a return to either Coven or Murder House without the great Jessica Lange, who claims to be for real done with the show at this point. But this certainly leaves the door open for Connie Britton, who hasn’t appeared on the series since the first season, or Dylan McDermott, who was last seen as “Bloody Face” in season two’s Asylum. Likewise, this could also mean a return for Emma Roberts — also in attendance at Sunday’s panel — who hasn’t had a part of American Horror Story since Freak Show since she’s been starring in Murphy’s other project, Scream Queens.