Exciting casting news! Ryan Murphy announced today that Dynasty/Empire of the Ants star Dame Joan Collins will be “thrown in” to the mix of actors on the upcoming season of American Horror Story.
Of course, her role in American Horror Story is still TBD. “Kathy [Bates] and Sarah Paulson have a lot of great stuff to get to do,” Murphy had told EW of season 8. “So, with Evan Peters, the three of them are the leads this year.”
Another possible addition to the cast? Anjelica Huston. CAN YOU IMAGINE? That one, though, is also TBD.
The theme this year is rumored to be “radioactive”… or possibly “the future.” We don’t know for sure but
“I pitched [the theme] to [FX chief] John Landgraf today right after his TCA panel, and he loved it, but he’s asked me not to say what it is,” Murphy remarked during the Television Critics Association tour. “I told him and he fell out of his chair with joy. I think people will like it, it’s different from what we’ve done before, but I always try and do the opposite of what I’ve done on that show.”
Please let it be a remake of Empire of the Ants, please let it be a remake of Empire of the Ants!
In other Ryan Murphy news, he says he’s no longer producing a Monica Lewinsky-themed season of American Crime Story.
“I told her, ‘Nobody should tell your story but you, and it’s kind of gross if they do. If you want to produce it with me, I would love that; but you should be the producer and you should make all the goddamn money,’” he said.
Good for him!