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Since its premiere in 2011, “American Horror Story” has been surprising fans each year with new characters and storylines brought to life by the same actors. This year marks the coming of the highly anticipated season eight, “American Horror Story: Apocalypse,” which will be a crossover of the show’s most well-received seasons: “Murder House” and “Coven.”

Co-creator Ryan Murphy wrote on Twitter in June, “The Coven/Murder House AHS crossover season won’t be happening next year…because it’s happening THIS YEAR. AHS #8 WITCHES RULE THIS SEPTEMBER.”

EHS students are looking forward to a new season, especially after season seven, “AHS: Cult,” which was nominated for two Emmy awards and a Critic’s Choice award. However, season one, “Murder House,” and season three, “Coven,” remain in the hearts of many viewers.

“My favorite season was the first one,” freshmen Maddie Kraut said. “My best friend said I should watch and I fell in love.”

Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters, the last remaining actors from the original “Murder House” cast, face a new challenge in “Apocalypse:” playing multiple roles. Paulson is billed as three characters, two from previous seasons, Cordelia (from “Coven”) and Billie Dean (from “Murder House”), and one new role, while Peters is reprising his role as Tate from season one and another new character.

“I’m excited to watch the actors try to flip back and forth without making it unwatchable,” junior MJ Loyet said.  “It’s a risky move, but I think it could either turn out absolutely incredible or absolutely horrible.”

Actress Jessica Lange is also returning as a guest to the eighth season after a four year hiatus. Lange’s departure after “Freak Show” surprised viewers after she won two Emmys, a Golden Globe and a SAG award for her performances on “AHS.”

“I’ve always had such a great time doing it,” Lange said in 2015 to Deadline. “But, there’s always an end to everything.”

Now, Lange is reprising her role of Constance from “Murder House,” Tate’s mother, but won’t appear until the sixth episode of the season. Her return to “AHS” completes Murphy’s idea of a true crossover by bringing back Lange’s iconic character.

This crossover has been in the mind of Murphy for a few years, initially announcing that the ninth season would be the crossover. Now, it’s a crazy reality.

“It’s a season unlike we’ve done,” he said to Entertainment Weekly.

“AHS: Apocalypse” premiered on Sept. 12 and is aired Wednesdays on FX.

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