“Yes, I’m done. We’ve had a great run here. I have absolutely loved doing these four characters that I’ve had the opportunity to play. In all the madness, I’ve loved the writers, my actors, Ryan and the whole, I mean, insanity of it, shooting here, shooting in New Orleans, the stories, everything. It was my absolute favorite. We had a great run.” These are the words uttered by AHS star Jessica Lange confirming that she will not be a part of the cast for the fifth installment of the AHS series.
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Speaking at their annual PaleyFest panel, Lange confirmed her departure from the series while two new cast members were announced – White Collar’s Matt Bomer and 30 Rock’s Cheyenne Jackson who will both be joining Lady Gaga for the new season.
Any other information regarding the AHS: Hotel series was kept quiet.
AHS: Hotel will consist of 13 episodes and begin in October on FX.
Your chance to have your very own Fiona Goode or Misty Day 12″ figure is just around the corner as high end fashion doll company Integrity Toys announced they have acquired the licence to the bewitching third series of American Horror Story – Coven.
From the official press release:
December 2nd, 2014: As audiences enjoy the debut of the latest instalment of the AMERICAN HORROR STORY saga on television, Integrity Toys, Inc., under license from Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, is thrilled to announce a partnership to produce high-end collectible dolls based on the various characters of fan-favorite COVEN, the iconic third season of the AMERICAN HORROR STORY series.
Pop Culture enthusiasts and fans of the hit TV series alike will be thrilled to take home these intricate collector dolls based on their favorite characters of the bewitching third season of the show! Currently in development, the dolls, slated for release in mid-2015, will be based on the actual likeness of the key characters each dressed in quality miniature replicas of some of their iconic looks from the show. The first dolls are expected to be unveiled in the Spring of 2015 and to ship in Summer 2015.
Integrity Toys are no stranger to creating products from well known sources with releases of 12″ articulated dolls from Saturday Night Fever to Barefoot in the Park and the hugely popular 80’s cartoon JEM. This AHS Coven license will however be the first time the company have ventured into modern pop culture.
If Integrity happen to release a Fiona Goode, Misty Day and Myrtle Snow then i’m on board! To be kept upto date on the release of these figures, sign up to Integrity Toys mailing list here!
With American Horror Story: Coven about to wrap up it’s phenomenal season (seriously, this should have been made into a regular series!) co-creator Ryan Murphy (Glee) has let loose on some details of what to expect for the show’s fourth season.
First up, Jessica Lange will be back! It was noted late last year that Coven would be her last with the franchise but Murphy confirmed that Lange will indeed be back along with the news that Angela Bassett and Kathy Bates (both whom are new comers to the AHS series) have been approached to return too.
Keep an eye out for little hints sprinkled about the final few episodes of Coven that will reference to where season 4 will be going. Says Murphy “It’s set in 1950, if you look historically what happened in the year 1950, there’s some more clues in that year. It’s a period piece. We try and do the opposite of what we’ve done before. Jessica Lange has already started practicing her German accent so I’m very excited!”
The 1950’s setting and German accent has fans speculating that series four will take place around the Cold War which took place right after World War II and lasted for most of the 20th century.
This season of AHS has proved to be the most popular yet, pulling in just under 8 million American viewers weekly (up 83% in total viewers over season 2!)
The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks – the title of American Horror Story: Coven’s next episode (airing Jan 13th on 11) will see the legendary singer not only sing in the episode but offer up a famous shawl twirl with Misty Day (Lily Rabe).
With tensions rising within the coven, the search for the new supreme leads current supreme Fiona Goode (Jessica Lange) to bring in the White Witch – (a witchy version of Stevie Nicks) in order to feel out the current powers of Misty Day – the front runner for Fiona’s replacement.
The Fleetwood Mac singer said that she’s never seen a horror movie in her life, or any of the previous seasons of “American Horror Story.” She gave “Coven” a shot and said, “I’m watching the show going, ‘Oh my god, this is the most twisted thing I’ve ever seen.'” But it only took the first two episodes for Nicks to say she was “definitely in.”
Check out the preview below for next Monday’s episode!