American Horror Story fan favorite Jessica Lange has been confirmed to return for the highly-anticipated crossover episode.
The upcoming installment of the horror franchise is a crossover of the franchise’s two most beloved installments, Coven and Horror House.
The news were confined by series star Sarah Paulson at the show’s panel for FX’s summer TCA press tour. And we already know which character she’ll play.
“Yes, she will be back as Constance in an episode that I’m going to direct,” Paulson revealed.
Constance was the Harmon family’s next-door neighbor Tate’s (Evan Peters) mother and Michael Langdon’s grandmother. Michael is the son of Tate and Vivien Harmon (Connie Britton) who we got to see as a murderous baby in season one. Michael has already been confirmed as a character this season, albeit older and probably capable of a lot more evil.
EP Alexis Martin Woodall also revealed that “the story begins with the end of the world, and then our world begins. It starts in the real world, it’s very tangible,” she continued. “If [the apocalypse] is what launches it, what’s the fantasy world of what happens next?”
Paulson also revealed that Cordelia is still the Supreme, for now at least. “At the beginning of our story that is the title she still holds. I don’t know how long that’s going to last and enjoyment is not possible juncture of this story.”
Season 9 of American Horror Story premieres September 12.