We may be loving the contemporary thrills and chills of American Horror Story: Coven — especially Jessica Lange's modern-day Prada wardrobe — but the upcoming Season 4 will be blast from the past, as co-creator Ryan Murphy confirmed to Entertainment Weekly.
"It's set in 1950," the veteran showrunner revealed. "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."
He even had another juicy tidbit to share: "Jessica Lange has already started practicing her German accent, so I'm very excited."
We cannot even contain our excitement. For all three seasons to date — Murder House, Asylum, and Coven — the two-time Oscar winner has played powerful, ball-busting women. And the prospect of her as some sort of German dominatrix is almost too much to handle!
(We'd speculate that she'd play some Nazi sympathizer, but the anthology series has already had a one with James Cromwell's Emmy-winning Asylum role.)
Throughout its seasons, AHS has alternated between the present day and the past, but 1950 is an even earlier timeframe than Asylum's 1964 setting.
Still no official word on the locale for the next season, but Ryan previously stated that the show would either keep filming in New Orleans or move its production to Santa Fe.
We're screaming for more info over here, dude! Spill your guts — but not literally.
Source: Entertainment Weekly