Sarah Paulson is adding another role to her American Horror Story repertoire: Director. Paulson, who has appeared in every season of American Horror Story so far, is directing an episode of the upcoming eighth season, American Horror Story: Apocalypse. She’s also playing three different roles (Cordelia Goode, Billie Dean Howard and Venable) because she’s Sarah Paulson and can do just about anything.
Paulson is directing the season’s sixth episode, she revealed at the 2018 Television Critics Association press tour. While on stage Paulson also revealed some big news: Jessica Lange would appear in her episode. Lange, who hasn’t been back to AHS since American Horror Story: Freak Show, season four, will play her AHS: Murder House role, Constance Langdon. AHS: Apocalypse is a crossover season between Murder House and AHS: Coven. And Lange isn’t the only guest star coming to play for Paulson’s directorial debut.
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You know how this person is v v good at acting? Now add directing to the list ✅
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Behind-the-scenes photos revealed Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott would be reprising their AHS: Murder House roles as well. Series co-creator Ryan Murphy also revealed Evan Peters would be playing Tate, his Murder House character, and Taissa Farmiga, who is returning as Zoe from AHS: Coven, will also play her Murder House character.
Harmon spin-off? Back in the #MurderHouse 7 years later…with the great @mssarahcatharinepaulson directing no less!
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Check out the behind the scenes photos above and below.
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Just like old times… @evanpeters @ahsfx @mrrpmurphy @ahs8fx
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This is the first time McDermott has returned to the franchise since season two, American Horror Story: Asylum.
Madison amongst the backyard bones at Murder House. AHS Apocalypse premieres Sept 12.
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In addition to Paulson, Peters, Farmiga, Britton, Lange and McDermott, the cast includes Kathy Bates, Joan Collins, Adina Porter, Cheyenne Jackson, Billy Eichner, Leslie Grossman, Billie Lourd, Emma Roberts (above as her AHS: Coven character), Cody Fern, Lily Rabe, Gabourey Sidibe, Frances Conroy and Stevie Nicks.
American Horror Story: Apocalypse premieres Wednesday, Sept. 12 on FX.
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