Well, it looks like we were right to suspect that there was some master plan at work, as series creator Ryan Murphy appears to have revealed that each of the seasons is part of a larger plan.
The new season of American Horror Story will be missing a familiar face. However, one actress will not be included in Season 7. Bates, an acclaimed actress who made a name for herself by starring in films such as Misery, Titanic, Fried Green Tomatoes, and many more, now has a new television project in the works that is preventing her from returning to AHS. The season premieres Tuesday, September 5 on FX. Alas, now that it's confirmed that Kathy Bates is definitely not returning to the American Horror Story world (in order to shoot a Netflix series where she plays a dispensary owner), fans will have to take their returning faves as they come. Ruth employs her recently graduated son and other young people to be her "budtenders" as she runs her L.A. marijuana shop.More news: Texas Sheriffs Added To Immigration Enforcement Program
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"As usual, much of the upcoming season of American Horror Story" continues to be shrouded in secrecy.
Murphy finally revealed the season's title last Thursday, announcing on social media it will be called AHS: Cult. She joins returning players Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Frances Conroy, Mare Winningham and Adina Porter.