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American Horror Story: Apocalypse Is Adding Two Murder House Stars

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The world is still waiting on actual details about American Horror Story: Apocalypse's big crossover between Murder House and Coven, but it's now been revealed the franchise's first family will apparently be coming together again for the new season. It's being reported that both Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott are filming scenes for the future-set American Horror Story: Apocalypse, which can only mean the presumably fraught-filled returns of Vivien and Ben Harmon.

Given that American Horror Story: Apocalypse will feature the return of Michael Langdon, the antichrist that was conceived by Vivien and Tate-As-Rubber-Suit-Man back when Season 1 kicked off. (Cody Fern will be taking over the role for Season 8.) So it's only natural that we should be able to reconnect with the bastard child's mother in some way, shape or form. And while it would have been great to get Vivien without Ben around to muck things up, it might be nice to reconnect with Ben's emotional destruction for a spell. (Witch pun intended.)

Technically, Vivien and Ben's returns haven't been fully confirmed, with TheWrap's report only saying that Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott will be filming, without any specific characters getting named. But crossover-centric common sense dictates that the Harmons are coming back for more.

How will they do it, some may be asking, considering everyone in the family besides Michael was killed off by the end of the season. Being dead is hardly a reason for a character to not appear in American Horror Story, and we're also pretty clueless how each of the recently revealed Coven stars will be coming back, since many of them also met horrifying fates in different ways. Something tells me we won't actually find anything out until the premiere kicks off, though.

Aiding this Harmon-ious assumption is that Taissa Farmiga is also returning to the franchise as a regular for the first time since American Horror Story: Coven, so she may very well get a bit more ghastly for Apocalypse as Vivien and Ben's daughter Violet. As well, both the long-absent Jessica Lange and Evan Peters are returning in currently unspecified capacities, but it's easy to assume we'll soon see Constance and Tate Langdon on our TVs again.

Beyond those listed above, the American Horror Story: Apocalypse cast is also welcoming back franchise vets like Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Emma Roberts, Cheyenne Jackson, Adina Porter, Billie Lourd, Leslie Grossman and Billy Eichner. And other than Cody Fern, the only new cast member that has been confirmed is Joan Collins, which is the only that matters anyway, right?

With the franchise already now set to continue on into Season 10, American Horror Story: Apocalypse is set to debut on FX on Wednesday, September 12, at 10:00 p.m. ET. To see what your TVs will be conjuring up elsewhere, head to our fall premiere schedule.

Nick Venable

Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.