Were you satisfied with last night’s finale of FX’s American Horror Story?
We won’t give away any spoilers, but if you haven’t watched it yet — !
Ryan Murphy spoke to Entertainment Weekly and gave us a few insights as to what we can expect from seasons four and five.
This season had probably the least bleak ending. Do you ever think you’ll return to Miss Robichaux’s?
Never. No, I would personally never return to something we’ve done. I hear from people now who — because of Netflix, for example — are just now watching season 1. TV is different now, and the way people watch TV is different now. I know you’re sad. I’m a little sad to say goodbye to those characters. But next year comes along, and it’s a new, exciting batch of people and story, and I think that’s the energy and power of the show. So no, I would never go back. You know, I had considered, because I loved writing those women so much, spinning it off and making it a separate thing. But I was just like, “That’s not the show.” That’s not why I did the show.
Do you still think next season will be darker?
Hmmmm. I don’t know what to say. It’s a combination of things. It’s a combination of two time periods, with the main one being the 1950s. I don’t know. We haven’t started writing it yet, so I don’t really know the tone. I like that we had a lot of comedy in this year, and I like the comic characters, so I think that will remain.
Looking back now that it’s over, what do you think of Coven?
I do feel it’s my favorite, but I say that for every season, because I have sadness about saying goodbye. I thought it was a lot of fun to work on and challenging. I have the next two seasons plotted out, and I like both of them. I did marvel that the show grew so much, because we went into this season and everybody thought it would be our lowest-rated season because it would be so specific. The fact that it became the highest-rated one was interesting to me, and it proves you can never predict what people are going to like. I was surprised and shocked. I’m really proud of it. I love the actors in it. I love the costumes, and the production design was amazing this year. I thought all the department heads did an amazing job. Next year will be equally as challenging, because so much of it is period and bizarre and crazy and gothic. My feeling is, if you loved this season, you’ll love next season. It has the same sort of comedic tone to it.
Has anyone online guessed it yet?
No. No one has guessed it.
He went on to say, “I have the next two seasons plotted out,” and while Season 5 is far away, he did release with a few additional details on the coming fourth season.
“It’s a combination of two time periods, with the main one being the 1950s.”
Murphy previously revealed Season 4 was set in the 1950s, but now he’s told EW that there’s another era thrown in the mix.
It will have the same comedic elements as “Coven.”
When asked how dark the next season will be, Murphy said he hasn’t decided on the tone yet, but that “it has the same sort of comedic tone” as “Coven.” “My feeling is, if you loved this season, you’ll love next season.”
But it will still be crazy.
“Next year will be equally as challenging,” Murphy said “because so much of it is period and bizarre and crazy and gothic.”
Jessica Lange and Sarah Paulson are expected to return.
Murphy previously said that Jessica Lange has been practicing her German accent (hmm), so we know she’s coming back. While the Season 4 cast hasn’t been confirmed on paper yet, Sarah Paulson told The Hollywood Reporter “I’m on track and that is the plan.”
No one has completely guessed the Season 4 premise yet.
We made our speculations for what Season 4 could be about, but Murphy claims that “No one has completely guessed what it is.”
And about that “American Horror Story: Circus” rumor …
The fan-made posters and trailers for this crazy amazing idea surfaced online earlier this month, and Wednesday, following the “Coven” finale, Twitter blew up with the rumors. Some overly zealous fans even claimed the unofficial “Circus” was really happening. But sadly, Murphy confirmed that they’re just rumors saying, “I don’t know where people came up with that idea.”
About Season 5:
Jessica Lange won’t be returning.
Lange previously spoke to EW, saying that the fourth season will be her last since she wants to have more time to herself. We’ll definitely miss Lange’s amazing “American Horror Story” characters, but at least we’ll get her one last time.
Murphy has a plan, but it’s very different.
The co-creator told EW that he knows what the fifth season will be about “because it’s a radically different idea from the stuff we’ve been doing and it will take a lot of playing.” Could he be any more vague?
Murphy spoke a lot more in depth about the AHS: Coven finale, but we’re trying not to ruin it. Head on over to EW to read more.
What are your Season 4 guesses?