Horror Story Eyes a ‘Huge Reinvention’ — Will Jessica Lange Be a Part of It?

TVline.com here has some interesting information about American Horror Story Season 5. Beware: some of it might make you a little nervous. Here is the actual quotation from the article, given by John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks:

Pressed to reveal the theme to follow Freak Show (which finales on Wednesday), Landgraf deferred, “I know what it is, but I can’t [say]. I have to let [series boss] Ryan [Murphy] do his thing on that. But it’s very different.”

Landgraf went on to say of the franchise, “One of the things I love so much about that is that it can be radically, radically reinvented in terms of tone, setting, period, characters, cast.” And along those lines, “I think there’s going to be an unusually large reinvention in between Book 4 and Book 5 relative to, say, between Book 3 [Coven] and 4 [Freak Show].

The only Season 5 clue Landgraf perhaps let slip was when asked about the show returning to the present day (as it thus far has done with odd-numbered seasons). “That’s my hope, yeah,” he answered.

He also gives a vague reply when asked if Jessica Lange will return, but everything we have heard to date (including from Lange herself indicates this season with her as Elsa Mars will be her last. Ryan Murphy says he keeps asking her, but she has not changed her decision as of this writing, and it’s not a huge leap to say that she won’t be back (except perhaps for a cameo).

Hit “View original” in the lower left to read the whole piece on TVline.com!

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