When the show American Horror Story first appeared on TV screens years ago, fans were amazed. The series made the anthology series famous. Each season came up with a new story and a new cast. Although the producers always fell back on a regular line-up, they supplemented and expanded their horror universe over the years. In the third season, called Covers, the witches of New Orleans appeared for the first time. Based on an idea by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, the story delighted fans from the start.
It was not just because of the excellent cast. Hollywood legend Jessica Lange led her circle of witches together with Sarah Paulson and Frances Conroy. As if that weren’t enough, the producers stepped up again. With Angela Basset and Kathy Bates, they introduced two more large calibres into the series. The concentrated star power, the stunning setting of old New Orleans and a great story made American Horror Story: Covers an event. The appearance of the witches burned itself not only in the minds of the fans and the creators.
A Summit Brings Stories Together
How else can it be explained that years later, the witches celebrated an unexpected comeback? The announcement of American Horror Story: Apocalypse already met with great anticipation. When the producers announced the return of the witches from the third season, the joy was great. As if that weren’t enough, the eighth season of the series should be a crossover for the first time. Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk created a new story, bringing together the main characters from several seasons. The witches from American Horror Story: Covers played a leading role. This time they occurred in a nightmarish future where humanity destroyed itself.
Three Seasons Become One
A nuclear disaster has destroyed the planet; the survivors live in a bunker. That is where the protagonists from the third and the first season of the series meet. Up to this point, the actors slipped into a new role each season. That changed for the first time in the eighth season, and the result was noteworthy. The producers managed to surprise their audience again with this trick. The appearance of the witches once again thrilled the fans. That has also led to a rethink among those responsible. They plan to say goodbye to the anthology format of the series, at least for the time being.
They Will Return Again
As series creator Ryan Murphy recently confirmed in an interview, the witches should return. After all, the network extended American Horror Story already to the thirteenth season. The witches may appear again in the anniversary season. One of the reasons for the surprising decision could be that the series recently struggled with a decline in viewers. So the return of the famous characters could be a way to increase audience loyalty to the show. Now the fans are excited to see where the witches will appear this time.