After years of pining for a Coven and Murder House crossover, American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy finally delivered the goods. The first trailer for the upcoming season, Apocalypse, sees the Langdons and the Harmons cross paths with the Miss Robichaux witches. As an anonymous voice announces, “It’s the end of the world.”
The 45-second teaser trailer is filled with unsettling visuals set to a menacing score: Planes go down, things explode, and a platinum-haired Evan Peters asks whether “it’s time to eat somebody.”
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Meanwhile, familiar faces abound—and some, it seems, will take on more than one role. Jessica Lange makes a much-anticipated return as Murder House’s nosy neighbor, Constance. She’s joined by Rubber Man, whose reappearance not only gives us the heebie-jeebies but an indication that Peters has reassumed his role as Constance's son, Tate. Coven's final Supreme (Sarah Paulson) is accompanied by the other Miss Robichaux ladies, including the mysteriously-resurrected Frances Conroy—and, it seems, they were correct in their doomsday predictions from season three.
Most exciting is the glimpse of a demon-eyed Michael Langdon (Cody Fern)—spawn of Rubber Man and Vivien Harmon (Connie Britton)—who's clearly grown into his role as the Anti-Christ. A brief Joan Collins sighting is yet another Easter egg, while the absence of certain cast members from this particular trailer (Stevie Nicks! Lily Rabe!) has only piqued our curiosity for the mayhem to come.
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American Horror Story: Apocalypse may concern the End of Days, but you can expect the show to invade your nightmares for a few more years: Ryan Murphy has asked for not one but two additional seasons to wrap up his award-winning horror series. Who knows what he has in store—although we’d like a Roanoke revival, thank you very much. This latest trailer suggests he still has a few chills up his sleeve. You can catch Apocalypse when it hits the small screen on September 12.
American Horror Story: Apocalypse premieres Wednesday, September 12 at 10/9c on FX.
Featured still from American Horror Story: Apocalypse via FX