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A Big Inter-Season Crossover Of American Horror Story Will Happen
By: Kenneth Johnson
The appeal of crossovers has grown immensely over the last decade. Whether it’s in movies or televisions
shows, producers have tapped into its appeal because it helps them bridge markets. In the case of TV
shows, there are spin-offs, which feature characters from their respective series, or better yet, there are
crossover projects in which all components of the two separate titles merge.
As aforementioned, the crossover phenomenon is common in the world of entertainment. Movies like Alien vs. Predator and Freddy vs. Jason are among the most famous horror crossovers and the video game industry has combinations like slots and bingo which produced the mashup Slingo as well as shooter titles Left4Dead and Resident Evil 6 which were made into a joint project.
As for fans of horror TV shows, one of the hottest titles in television today has something big in store for its followers. The creators of American Horror Story shared some revelations regarding the future of the series. Last Halloween, the sixth season of the show, Roanoke, saw Lana Winters return as one of the characters
which was welcomed by hardcore fans.
If you’re not an fan of the series, Winters was the last person standing in season 2 of the show. The format
of American Horror Story, or AHS as it’s commonly known among fans, has different arcs for each season,
which means that one season doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with the next season. It’s described
as an ‘anthology’ so it can be considered more of a collection of different stories rather than one continuous
story. That said, seeing a character from a previous season was a welcome addition to Roanoke.
AHS is notorious for bringing back well liked characters though. Throughout the show’s history, the lives of
characters get intertwined in a seamless way, which exhibits the ingenuity of the show’s creators. Moreover,
this kind of move is not only limited to humans and protagonists given that some supernatural characters
have also appeared outside their season as well.
The biggest revelation though, is planned for season 8. In the last PopFest of Entertainment Weekly, the show’s creator Ryan Murphy relayed that a crossover of Murder House and Coven will happen. The
former is the first season of AHS, while the latter is the third. Although they are working on season 7, the announced crossover will not happen in the upcoming season. As Murphy stated, “We do know what we’re going to do. 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.”
Murphy further stated that many characters from the two seasons would be working together in coming projects. He mentioned before that they’re currently working on a ‘secret project’, which begs the question whether the big crossover is what he’s referring to.
One thing’s for sure, hinting on a secret project sounds like they’re preparing to give audiences a scare
unlike anything they’ve experienced before. Watch out for more updates regarding this highly anticipated
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