This Is NOT A Drill: Jessica Lange Will Return To "American Horror Story"

8 January 2018, 17:53

Jessica Lange
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Katie Louise-Smith

By Katie Louise-Smith


Ryan Murphy is back at it again with the American Horror Story teasers. Details about the themes, time-periods and cast members are all being spilled by the maestro himself and honestly, the next two seasons sound like they're going to be AMAZING.

Murphy teased a few details about the hotly anticipated Murder House/Coven crossover season, which is "likely" to be season nine's theme, at the Television Critics Association last week (Jan 5.)

He didn't reveal much about the season but did speak about the cast members that he wants back and um, there's one person on that list that literally EVERYONE is gonna lose their sh*t over.


“I want all of them. I want Dylan, and Connie and Jessica [Lange]. They’ve all said — Kathy Bates, too — everybody who is involved in the show has always said, ‘Yeah, that sounds like fun, let’s get the band back together again.’ So that is one of the reasons why the writing process of that season is taking longer because it’s literally 25 people’s schedules. But I’m hopeful they will all be back,” Murphy said.


"They’ve all said: ‘YEAH, that sounds like fun, let’s get the band back TOGETHER again.’"

Now unless Ryan Murphy is speaking in general terms (which he probably is, let's face it), Jessica Lange has said yes. She has said yes to the Murder House/Coven crossover. Y-E-S. She has given her royal seal of approval to this engagement. JESSICA LANGE. ACTUAL JESSICA LANGE. He totally wouldn't have said her name if she hadn't said yes, would he?


He's not gassing us up for no reason either. According to multiple fan accounts on Twitter, Dylan McDermott has teased/definitelysortamaybe confirmed that he'll be returning to AHS "very soon." Seeing as Dylan hasn't been in AHS since Asylum, he's almost definitely talking about the crossover season. IT IS HAPPENING, PEOPLE!

Murphy has spoken about Jessica Lange's long-awaited return to the series before and it sounds like something he definitely wants to make happen at any cost. Back in April 2017, he briefly mentioned that if he "bribed her enough", she would come back for another season.

"I think she would if I bribed her enough, you know? I haven't really talked to her about it at all because we are still figuring out that story, but I think we do want to do that," he told TV Guide.

With the Murder House/Coven crossover now pencilled in for season 9 and the fact that the season has now been pitched to Lange (who probably said yes, unless Ryan is generalising...), we could be seeing Jessica Lange back on our screens as either Constance Langdon or Fiona Goode (OR BOTH!!!!) at some point in 2019.

Get your black dress steamed and ready to go, witches because it is about to go OFF.