AHS Season 8: What We Know

Sarah Paulson in "American Horror Story." Image by FX Networks

Each season of American Horror Story (AHS) features a new and terrifying setting. We’ve seen haunted houses, circuses from the past, an asylum, a murder hotel and a forest of cannibals. What could they possibly do next? The setting for the new season has not yet been announced, but fans are piecing the clues together after the season title “Radioactive” was leaked.

Previously this year, the show’s creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy shared on the Television Critics Association’s press tour the following about the upcoming season:

“I pitched it to [FX boss] John Landgraf today right after his TCA panel, and he loved it, but he’s asked me not to say what it is,” said Murphy. “I told him and he fell out of his chair with joy. I think people will like it, it’s different from what we’ve done before, but I always try and do the opposite of what I’ve done on that show.”

Murphy has kept quiet about what the new season’s horror will be, but fans are guessing from the title that it will be post-apocalyptic and feature mutated horrors. Murphy also said of the season:

“All I’ll say about it is I want to go to the future—still topical, but the future, which I’ve never done.”

Nothing is certain, but we think we can safely assume from what we’ve seen so far that it will be utterly horrifying.