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'American Horror Story' Set To Merge Murder House And Coven In Future Season

Ryan Murphy has a very unusual idea of the anthology format. While each season of his American Horror Story can be watched independently from the rest, everything is nevertheless linked in some way or another.

Currently being aired on FX, the show's sixth season "My Roanoke Nightmare," for example, seems to have no end of similarities to the very first installment "Murder House" with both following the nightmarish tale of a couple terrorized by spooky goings on in a haunted house.

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The third season of American Horror Story, 'Coven'. (Photo: FX)

But that doesn't mean the AHS is done surprising us. Popping by Entertainment Weekly's PopFest Sunday, Ryan Murphy confirmed that he was working on a secret season, revealing:

"We do know what we’re going to do. It’s not going to be next season, but we are going to do a season that’s a crossover between Murder House and Coven together, which is very bizarre."

The showrunner went on to add: "There will be characters from Murder House and characters from Coven together."

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The first season of American Horror Story, 'Murder House'. (Photo: FX)

So are Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott, who played the cursed couple in "Murder House", set to return? Seems like it, as Murphy explains:

"I’ve [already] started going to actors from both of the seasons, quietly, saying, ‘I think in this window, if you could fit us in. So yeah, it’s fun. It’s weird."

AHS's third season "Coven" remains a firm favorite with fans of the show. It followed a group of witches from New Orleans, of whom the fantastic Emma Roberts.

It's also worth noting that Jessica Lange, absent from the series since season 5, did hold roles in both season 1 and 3. But don't get too excited just yet as the actor did seem pretty clear about leaving the show behind for good. For the rest, you'll have to watch this space.

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