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    Here Are 16 Things We Know For Sure About "American Horror Story: Apocalypse"

    The apocalypse is upon us.

    1. First things first, the theme of Season 8 will be Apocalypse.

    2. It will be a crossover between Murder House (Season 1) and Coven (Season 3)...

    The Coven/Murder House AHS crossover season won't be happening next year...because it's happening THIS YEAR. AHS #8 WITCHES RULE THIS SEPTEMBER

    3. which "a character from Season 1...will be thrust into the world that you are left with at the end of Coven," AHS creator Ryan Murphy told Entertainment Weekly in 2017.

    4. Season 8 is "set in the near future," around October 2019, Murphy announced in April.

    5. He called Season 8 "fantasy-inspired" and said its tone would be reminiscent of Asylum and Coven.

    6. It's going to feel like a reunion. "You will see so many fan favorites return that you’ll feel like it’s The Love Boat,” Murphy told EW.

    7. Episode 5 contains a pivotal moment. "[T]here’s a big hook to it. There’s a huge thing that happens in Episode 5," Murphy divulged.

    8. Sarah Paulson will reportedly play two characters, one of which is either Billie Dean Howard from Murder House or Cordelia Foxx from Coven.

    9. And according to Murphy, she's "very excited about the dental appliances she will be wearing on the show" — whatever that means!

    10. Evan Peters will play a comedic hairstylist.

    11. And both Paulson and Peters will direct episodes of the upcoming season.

    12. Kathy Bates, Cheyenne Jackson, Billy Eichner, Adina Porter, Leslie Grossman, and Billie Lourd will all return as well.

    13. Dame Joan Collins will play Peters' grandmother, but besides describing her role as "glamorous," that's all we know.

    14. Emma Roberts will likely reprise her role as Madison Montgomery from Coven.

    15. But she might not be the only witch returning. In a since-deleted tweet, Murphy said, "All the witches are being asked back."

    16. Finally, the Apocalypse will begin Wednesday, Sept. 12 on FX.