Fans of American Horror Story (AHS) are scratching their heads at a photo tweeted Sunday by series creator and producer Ryan Murphy.
The on-set pic, which teases the upcoming 8th season of the anthology horror series, features some characters that were already killed off in previous seasons.
Premiering September 12, the highly anticipated Horror Story: Apocalypse is a crossover installment, merging elements from seasons 1 and 3, Murder House and Coven respectively.
Here’s Murphy’s tweet:
The Coven Returns. What a thrilling night with the legend Stevie Nicks on the set of AHS. pic.twitter.com/wsI1FlfN1W
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) August 19, 2018
Commenters were a little spooked to see some of the familiar faces.
But it is a ghost story after all:
— Brian A. Hernandez (@BAHjournalist) August 19, 2018
— André (@ghxxt_) August 19, 2018
Half of the people in the image was supposedly dead and I don’t know how are you going to fix it but… pic.twitter.com/Rztk4s2fkt
— AHS • Photogram (@ahsphotogram) August 19, 2018
I have no clue how pic.twitter.com/Va2N99Yj1K
— holls (@awkkawaii) August 19, 2018
With nearly a month to go before the show airs, AHS fans will undoubtedly be champing at the bit to understand how the deceased characters will re-enter the storyline.
Until then, here are some theories making the rounds on Twitter:
Exactly! Maybe either some sort of time reversing spell, or Somehow the anti christ grandson has the power to make it happen.
— G Sheppy – like Southern Charm aka Gregory Scepi (@gregory_scepi) August 19, 2018
I’m really hoping that all the witches are back in just a flashback but I’m probably wrong.. since Nan isn’t in the pics maybe it’s from right before the 7 wonders? #AHSApocalypse
— Descensum (@darkcousin) August 19, 2018
Flashback prequel episode with the witches academy?? So technically they wouldn't be dead then. Emma Roberts isnt in the main cast, right? I thought she was doing 1-2 episodes only.
— io.MarkF.Bb.20 (@MagicMARKer87) August 19, 2018
— Lucas Auer (@LucasAuer) August 19, 2018
But some commenters thought it was par for the course:
— (@ZoneEmer) August 19, 2018
Well ghosts aren't a foreign concept in ahs
— Jade (@ascendinflames) August 19, 2018
Be sure to mark your calendars for September 12 to get your Halloween season off to a spooktacular start with American Horror Story: Apocalypse.