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American Horror Story is returning soon for its 2019 season. A quick poll first: What is your favorite season of AHS so far? How about least favorite? Jessica Lange was asked to rank the seasons she was in, and she was game to do it, giving some surprising answers.
She was pretty candid about it -- it's not like she has anything to lose, she's Jessica Freakin' Lange -- and admitted one of the two AHS seasons to earn her an Emmy award was at the bottom of her list.
I never saw Apocalypse, so I don't know. Of the four [others] that I did, I would put them in exactly the order that you just did. Asylum first, Freak Show second, Murder House third, and then Coven, which was the other season that I did, in fourth place. That's exactly how I would rank them.
The conversation then turned fully to Coven, which I actually loved, but neither Jessica Lange nor the editor seemed to like. Here's more from Lange on Coven:
It's funny because I was stunned that year to get the Emmy for that part. The part was very well written, I didn't particularly like the whole set up and season and story we were telling. It was not my favorite. I mean, my very favorite just from the experience of doing it was Freak Show, although I think Asylum was the better season. But I loved Freak Show.
Well, surprise, bitch on Coven. Jessica Lange won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role as Constance Langdon in the first season, Murder House, and then won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie as Fiona Goode in the 2013 series Coven. I'm surprised to hear she didn't like the story they were telling with Coven. I loved it, and the loved the later crossover with Apocalypse, which I partially liked as a full season.
It all started with Murder House, though, and if that first season in 2011 hadn't been a hit, nothing would've followed. I can't see putting Constance third on any list. What about Asylum? Would you put that first?
American Horror Story: Coven and Freak Show have been the most-watched AHS seasons so far on FX. That said, Freak Show rarely ever ranks high on fans' list of best seasons, like CinemaBlend's own raking.
American Horror Story: 1984, aka AHS Season 9, is next on the list. As the title suggests, it's going to be heavily influenced by 1980s classic horror slasher films.
AHS regular Emma Roberts will star in Season 9 alongside newcomer Gus Kenworthy. Billie Lourd, Cody Fern, Leslie Grossman, and John Carroll Lynch are also returning, along with more newcomers like Glee's Matthew Morrison.
American Horror Story: 1984 premieres Wednesday, September 18 on FX. And whether Jessica Lange liked them or not, it sounds like the Coven witches will be back in Season 10.