American Horror Story: Apocalypse -- Updated Cast List Includes Returning Characters

American Horror Story is coming back to FX this fall for Season 8 under the subtitle Apocalypse, and creator Ryan Murphy is getting a lot of his previous AHS players back together for this next go-round in hell on Earth. So that we can keep fans up to date on the growing cast of the newest iteration of the popular horror franchise, we have for you now a cast list with all the confirmed actors for American Horror Story: Apocalypse, a tale that will reportedly begin with the end of the world, including new and (thankfully) returning players. Let's get started!

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Taissa Farmiga

Taissa Farmiga is quite the familiar face around AHS, with roles so far in the Murder House, Coven and Roanoke seasons of the anthology series. There's no word on who Farmiga will be playing in the new season just yet, but you can probably bet the character will be pretty intriguing.

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Gabourey Sidibe

Gabourey Sidibe will also be returning to AHS when Apocalypse debuts on FX this fall. The actress has already appeared in Coven, Freak Show and Hotel, playing the role of Queenie twice.

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Lily Rabe

Lily Rabe will be appearing in her seventh season of American Horror Story when Apocalypse comes around in a few months. So far, she's played roles in Murder House, Asylum, Coven, Freak Show, Hotel and Roanoke, notably portraying shy nun/devil possession vehicle Sister Mary Eunice in two seasons.

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Frances Conroy

Season 8 of American Horror Story will welcome actress Frances Conroy back for her seventh role in the franchise. Conroy has previously appeared in Murder House, Asylum, Coven, Freak Show, Roanoke and Cult.

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Stevie Nicks

Witchy woman and acclaimed singer Stevie Nicks will be returning to AHS for the first time since her single appearance as herself in one episode of Coven, during Apocalypse. There's no word on who she'll be playing yet, or if Nicks will bring her signature "magical delights" back to the series this time around.


Kathy Bates

Ready for her fifth season of American Horror Story is Kathy Bates. After taking on amazing roles in Coven, Freak Show, Hotel and Roanoke, she's going to step into the part of Miss Meade for Apocalypse.

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Sarah Paulson

Another very recognizable face to AHS fans, Sarah Paulson will be returning to the fold once more when Apocalypse gets underway. The actress is one of the few to have played multiple roles in several of the seasons she's been a part of, with work on Murder House, Asylum, Coven, Freak Show, Hotel, Roanoke and Cult under her creepy ass belt. Paulson will tackle multiple parts on this season as well, with her characters revealed as Venable, Cordelia, and Billy Dean.

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Evan Peters

American Horror Story: Apocalypse will have another returning member to the ensemble in the form of Evan Peters. He's shown up in the Murder House, Asylum, Coven, Freak Show, Hotel, Roanoke and Cult seasons, portraying a whopping seven characters in that last season.

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Joan Collins

This completely unexpected new addition to the AHS family was announced a few months ago, with Ryan Murphy letting everyone know that he was planning on "throwing in Joan Collins" when it came to the next installment of the franchise. We have no idea who or what she'll be playing, but I fully expect her to be dripping with jewels as she pushes someone into a pool at some point during the season.

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Billie Lourd

Returning for her second major role in the franchise will be a fan favorite from Season 7: Billie Lourd. She'll be playing a character named Mallory in Apocalypse, and you can probably count on her character either being completely batshit or ending up in a batshit situation (or both).

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Cody Fern

If you're looking at the young man above and don't recognize him, that's actually because this will be his first time in a season of AHS, though it won't be his character's first time in the franchise. Fern, who appeared in Ryan Murphy's The Assassination of Gianni Versace, will be playing Michael Langdon, the adult version of the antichrist baby birthed by Vivien in Season 1. With a season subtitled Apocalypse, doesn't it make total sense that the antichrist would play a major role?

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Adina Porter

After a brief appearance in Murder House, Adina Porter has her first major role with AHS in Roanoke and followed it up with another strong showing in Cult. We now know that Porter's time on Apocalypse will be spent as Diana Stevens, but that's all the info we currently have on her character.

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Cheyenne Jackson

Cheyenne Jackson has shown up in Hotel, Roanoke and Cult, and his characters have died every time. Will Apocalypse change his fate? Only time will tell.


Billy Eichner

Billy Eichner will, once again, be gracing AHS with his presence. He lent his talents to Cult last season, where he played two characters, but there's not word yet on the character(s) Eichner will portray this time around.

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Leslie Grossman

After portraying two characters in Cult, which was her first time on AHS, Leslie Grossman is returning for Apocalypse. This time around she'll be playing a character named Coco St. Pierre Vanderbilt, who sounds super annoying and like someone we'll all want to be murdered horribly within seconds of meeting her for the first time.

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Emma Roberts

Emma Roberts will be returning to the American Horror Story fold as her Coven character, Madison Montgomery, when Apocalypse hits the small screen this year. Roberts also starred in the Freak Show and Cult seasons of the franchise.

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Jessica Lange

After some speculation, we now know that Jessica Lange will be back on board to play her Murder House character, Constance Langdon in Apocalypse. Lange has also appeared in the Asylum, Coven and Freak Show seasons.

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Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman

Another new addition to the AHS family this season will be Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, who will appear in a guest capacity. Bowyer-Chapman has shown up in Stargate Universe, Warehouse 13, Dirty Grandpa and UnREAL, among other projects.

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Kyle Allen

Also new to Apocalypse? Actor Kyle Allen, who is best known for his work as Hawk Lane on Hulu's The Path.

American Horror Story: Apocalypse will debut on FX September 12 at 10 p.m. EST. Be sure to bookmark this list as we'll keep it updated as new information becomes available.

Adrienne Jones
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