Britton and McDermott starred in Horror Story’s first season as married couple Vivien and Ben Harmon, who moved into the haunted home that gave Season 1 its name. It’s not yet confirmed that the actors will be reprising those specific roles, but it seems likely, given that Season 8 — titled American Horror Story: Apocalypse — will merge the worlds of Murder House and Coven (Season 3).
Cody Fern (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story) will also appear in Apocalypse as a grown-up version of evil Murder House baby Michael Langdon.
Series co-creator Ryan Murphy recently shared a photo from the Season 8 set, which reunited Coven stars Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Emma Roberts, Frances Conroy, Gabourey Sidibe, Taissa Farmiga and Stevie Nicks.
Also set to appear in Apocalypse, described as a nightmarish tale that “begins with the end of the world”: AHS alumni Kathy Bates, Billie Lourd, Leslie Grossman, Adina Porter, Evan Peters, Billy Eichner, Cheyenne Jackson and Jessica Lange.
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American Horror Story: Apocalypse premieres Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 10/9c on FX. Are you looking forward to Britton and McDermott’s returns?