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Here’s What We Know About ‘American Horror Story’ Season 7 So Far

Following the news that American Horror Story has been renewed for three more seasons, including its upcoming seventh season, more hints on what Season 7 entails have begun to trickle out. Because it’s crucial for us to get our facts straight to hold us over until the show returns, here’s what we know about the new season so far!

Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters are coming back

AHS wouldn’t be the same without these longtime cast members, who have appeared in every season of the show thus far. No one else from the show has hinted at their return, but there’s definitely a likelihood of a lot of familiar faces appearing. Show creator Ryan Murphy has even confirmed that he hasn’t cast anyone but these two loyal stars yet, so everyone is basically in the dark together.

The season’s theme will be revealed this spring

According to TVLine, fans will uncover Season 7’s storyline way earlier than they did Season 6’s. “We’re going to announce [the premise] in the spring,” Murphy shared. “We’re not doing a secrecy thing, but [next season] does have a big hook behind it.” Murphy also announced that, unlike some past seasons, season seven’s timeline will remain in the modern day.

“Ryan has yet another really innovative idea for how to do something fresh and different with the franchise that audiences haven’t seen before,” FX president John Landgraf confirmed with E! News. Let the guessing begin!

Some past characters will be involved

Stay calm, but some of your old favorites may be back soon, Entertainment Weekly reports. “Next year, we will be going back to some Freak Show characters, deeper histories and mythologies,” Murphy has said. “So we’re sort of still exploring Season 4 in Season 7.” Um, Jessica Lange, we’re looking at you.

Here’s hoping that we won’t have to wait until the official plot reveal for more news of what this new season will bring. Until then, there’s always rewatching American Horror Story: Roanoke to keep us on the edge of our seats. 

Kristen Perrone is a Siena College Class of 2018 alumna. She studied English during her time at Siena.