October 19, 2016


Lady Gaga Is the Original 'American Horror Story' Supreme, Ryan Murphy Confirms

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SPOILER WARNING: Do not read this if you don't want to know about the upcoming Roanoke twists.

American Horror Story plans to turn its Roanoke season on its head with tonight's sixth episode, and Ryan Murphy is spilling a bunch of details ahead of its premiere. The show's creator revealed that Lady Gaga's witch character (who already caused plenty of WTF moments) is in fact the first Supreme, a nod to season 3's Coven.

The Witch will also be making a return in a future season of AHS. “We’re going to do a return to the Coven season in some capacity,” Murphy told The Huffington Post. “So that character will be further explored then.” Many fans agree Coven (starring Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Frances Conroy, etc.) is one of the series' best seasons, so this is an exciting step in the right direction.

But that's not all! Murphy also reveals two AHS alumni—Taissa Farmiga and Finn Wittrock—will make an appearance in Roanoke very soon. "We're very excited—she's a part of our world and always will be, and I always wanted her to come back," he said about Farmiga, who starred in Murder House and Coven.

As for Wittrock? He will be extending his creep factor past Freak Show and Hotel, with Murphy saying he's "playing his most f--ked-up character of all time." Murphy also went into detail about Roanoke's anticipated mid-season twist. He explains Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates and Peters will be playing different roles:

“What happened with this season, which is really broken into two halves, one through five, which everybody has hopefully seen, and then six through 10…It’s a completely different narrative form. Things that you thought to be true about people are revealed to not be true. And it was exciting to work on, because it was like working on two shows at once. The big twist of episode six takes you into a complete other world.”

The new details come after the announcement that AHS is officially renewed for season 7. “Next year, we will be going back to some Freak Show characters, deeper histories and myhthologies. So we’re sort of still exploring season 4 in season 7," Murphy said.

Look out for episode six of AHS: Roanoke tonight (Oct. 19) at 10pm EST on FX. Below, watch Gaga talk about her own personal fears that were explored on her Fame Monster EP in a classic Fuse interview: