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The trailer for 'American Horror Story: Apocalypse' is here and full of dystopian bondage

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The trailer for American Horror Story: Apocalypse is here and full of dystopian bondage

This show’s wig game remains extremely strong

The makers of American Horror Story have released a full-length trailer for the eighth season, Apocalypse, the anthology series’ foray into the end of the world, featuring the returning ensemble cast, some glamorous new additions, cannibalism, more BDSM than one might reasonably expect in a put-human landscape and a man screaming “You BIIIIITCH!” into the sky.

But enough of our yakkin’. Here is the trailer in all its glory. 

Has there ever been a show on television to make better use of its wig budget than American Horror Story? There are at least ten wigs in there that, if you saw them in real life, would make you go, “THAT IS THE BEST/WORST/BEST WIG I HAVE EVER SEEN”.

This season is set in ever-so-futuristic 2019 and has been the subject of a lot of speculation – as a crossover season featuring returning characters from previous storylines, it’s thought it could tie everything that has come before it into one giant story, especially given the scale of the events within it.

You know who probably has a strange set of priorities? The person in the gimp outfit, Rubberman from season one’s Murder House storyline. The world has ended, humanity lies in tatters, and there you are, swinging about in your gimp suit like a wipe-clean Spider-man. Have some focus. People are dying. The time for bondage hi-jinks might not be now.

A huge amount of cast and characters from previous seasons are returning, including – deep breath – Sarah Paulson (obvs), Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Adina Porter, Emma Roberts, Cheyenne Jackson, Billy Eichner, Leslie Grossman, Billie Lourd, Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Gabourey Sidibe, Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy, Stevie Nicks, Connie Britton, and Dylan McDermott.

Both Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters are directing episodes this season, and there is a new addition to the cast in the form of Joan Collins. As Stevie Nicks will, like in season three’s Coven storyline, be playing herself, there is a missed opportunity here to call it Amer-Nick-an Horror Stevie: Macopalypse. Aim higher, Ryan Murphy.

The new season starts on September 12th in the US on FX, and September 27th over here in the UK on FOX. Imagine if the world ends in that 15-day window, eh? Spooooooooky.  

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