Jessica Lange, who led the cast of Ryan Murphy’s TV series American Horror Story for its first four seasons is making a comeback to the show for the eighth season, Apocalypse.
According to Variety, Lange will be reprising her role of Constance Langdon, a character from Murder House, in the new season. The news was broken by co-star Sarah Paulson during the American Horror Story panel at this year’s Television Critics Association Press Tour. It’s not clear how large of a role Constance will have in the upcoming season, but she’s not expected to be the lead, as showrunner Ryan Murphy has confirmed that Paulson, Kathy Bates and Evan Peters will have the lead roles.
Lange appeared in the first four seasons of American Horror Story winning two of four Emmys she was nominated for. Following her departure, she collaborated with Murphy on Feud playing Joan Crawford opposite Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis.
The announcement of her return follows confirmation that the series will return for a tenth run meaning it’ll be on air for at least another two years. The eighth season, titled Apocalypse, will serve as a crossover between the first and third (Murder House and Coven, respectively) focusing on the antichrist offspring of characters played by Evan Peters and Connie Britton.
Alongside Lange, Paulson, Bates and Peters, returning cast members include, Adina Porter, Emma Roberts and Cheyenne Jackson. Joan Collins will also star.
American Horror Story: Apocalypse returns in the US on 12 September with its Australian debut expected soon after.