The eighth season, American Horror Story: Apocalypse, received mostly positive reviews from critics. Rotten Tomatoes reports that 71% of 175 critics gave the season a positive review. The site's consensus is: "Ryan Murphy and his murderers' row of witchy performers literally save the world - and franchise - in Apocalypse, the series most ambitious crossover swing yet." It scored a 63 on Metacritic based on 6 "generally favorable" reviews. Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have been credited with creating a series that increases both the LGBT creators and storylines in the industry. Theresa L.
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Since 2015, Jackson starred in the FX Horror anthology television series, American Horror Story, in its fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth seasons. In concert, Jackson has sold out Carnegie Hall twice: The Power of Two in 2010 and Music of the Mad Men Era in 2011. He also performs in cabaret. In addition to his Broadway cast albums, he has released three albums of popular music, including a joint album called The Power of Two with Michael Feinstein in 2008. In 2012, Jackson released two singles, "Drive" and "Before You", from his 2013 album I'm Blue, Skies. In 2016, Jackson released his latest album, Renaissance, an album adapted and expanded from his solo concert Music of the Mad Men Era.
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She was later promoted to series regular for American Horror Story’s eight season entitled Apocalypse.
In August 2018, it was confirmed that Farmiga would return to American Horror Story for the eighth season of the series, American Horror Story: Apocalypse, portraying both her Murder House and Coven characters, Violet Harmon and Zoe Benson. Farmiga then played protagonist Merricat Blackwood in Stacie Passon's film adaptation of Shirley Jackson's mystery novel We Have Always Lived in the Castle, which premiered at the 2018 LA Film Festival. She also appeared alongside Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper in the Eastwood-directed drama film The Mule, released in December 2018. In 2019, Farmiga will appear in an episode of The Twilight Zone, opposite Rhea Seehorn, Luke Kirby and Ike Barinholtz.
In 2018, she was cast for the eighth season. She played witch Coco St. Pierre Vanderbilt, being promoted as a series regular. Her apparences on the show marks the fourth collaboration between Grossman and Ryan Murphy, having appeared on Popular, Nip/Tuck, The New Normal, and American Horror Story. In 2000, Grossman married John Bronson. They have one child.
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After sitting out subsequent seasons Roanoke and Cult, Sidibe returned to American Horror Story in 2018, appearing once again as her character Queenie in its eighth season, Apocalypse. In March 2017, Sidibe revealed that she has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and that as a consequence she underwent laparoscopic bariatric surgery in an effort to manage her weight. Foster the People: "Don't Stop (Color on the Walls)" (2011). Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx: "(I Wanna) Channing All Over Your Tatum" (2014). List of black Academy Award winners and nominees. List of black Golden Globe Award winners and nominees.
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He reprised his role as Ben Harmon in American Horror Story: Apocalypse, the eighth season of the show. He also starred as Lt. Carter Shaw on the TNT series Dark Blue and starred in two short-lived CBS dramas, Hostages and Stalker. McDermott was born in Waterbury, Connecticut, the son of Diane and Richard McDermott. He is of Italian (from his maternal grandfather), Irish, English, and French descent. Diane was fifteen and Richard was seventeen when McDermott was born; by 1967, the couple had divorced, and Diane and her two children were living with her mother, Avis (Rogers) Marino. On February 9, 1967, Diane was shot and killed.
She reprised her role for the eighth season of the show, entitled Apocalypse. Britton starred as country singer Rayna Jaymes in the ABC/CMT musical drama series Nashville from 2012 to 2018, for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama. In 2016, Britton had a recurring role as socialite Faye Resnick in the first season of FX true crime anthology series American Crime Story.
She also portrayed Elizabeth Short in the anthology series American Horror Story: Murder House and reprised the role in American Horror Story: Apocalypse and starred in the eight-episode series South of Hell (2015). Suvari has been a model for Lancôme cosmetics and print ads for Lancôme Paris Adaptîve, as well as a long-time supporter and activist for the Starlight Children's Foundation and the African Medical and Research Foundation. Suvari was born in Newport, Rhode Island on February 13, 1979, the daughter of nurse Candice and psychiatrist Ando Ivar Süvari. Her mother is of Greek descent, while her father was an Estonian from Pärnu. She has three older brothers: AJ, Sulev, and Jüri.
Naomi Grossman (born February 6, 1975) is an American actress, writer, and producer best known for her role as Pepper in the second and fourth seasons and also as Satanist Cardinal Samantha Crowe in the eighth season of the FX horror television series American Horror Story. Grossman was born in Denver, Colorado. In her early life, she performed in community theatre shows. After attending high school in Argentina, she attended and graduated from Northwestern University with a theatre major, as the only university she applied to. She was a member of improvisational and sketch comedy troupe The Groundlings in Los Angeles, California, and wanted to ultimately perform on Saturday Night Live.
On August 7, 2018, Ryan Murphy announced via Twitter that Conroy would appear in American Horror Story: Apocalypse, marking her seventh appearance on the show. Since 1992, Conroy has been married to her husband Jan Munroe. [[Category:Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Screen Actors Guild Award winners]]
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However, on January 5, 2018, it was initially announced that the crossover season will be taking place in the ninth season, but on June 14, 2018, the crossover was moved from Season 9 to the eighth season, Apocalypse instead. Casting announcements began in March 2011, with Connie Britton first to be cast, portraying female lead Vivien Harmon. Britton stated that she took a risk in taking the role of Vivien. When Murphy presented the role to her, he said, "This is something we've never seen you do before. It will be turning what you've just been doing on its ear." She was intrigued by what he had presented her and ultimately decided to take the part.
The same year, Fern portrayed the Antichrist Michael Langdon in the eighth season of FX horror anthology series American Horror Story, titled Apocalypse.
She has appeared on the cover of Australian magazine Zoo Weekly and played a recurring character on American Horror Story: Freak Show and in American Horror Story: Apocalypse . At 6 ft tall, news stories have called her "the world's tallest model". Ervin was born in Turlock, California, assigned male, and by age 14 was 5'11". She grew 9 inches taller over the next four years. Ervin attended college in the Bay Area of California and studied theater arts and business management. Ervin ventured to obtain roles as an actress but gave up on the idea when she was constantly offered roles as an alien or monster. Later she studied law and exercise physiology.
Bassett returned to the series's sixth cycle, Roanoke, portraying an alcoholic actress named Monet Tumusiime, who plays struggling mother and former police officer Lee Harris in the My Roanoke Nightmare documentary, and she reprised her role as Marie Laveau in a guest role in the eighth season Apocalypse. In 2018, Bassett began producing and starring in the Fox first responder drama series 9-1-1, playing LAPD patrol sergeant Athena Grant. Bassett was born on August 16, 1958 in New York City, the daughter of Betty Jane (née Gilbert; 1935–2014) and Daniel Benjamin Bassett (1924–1981), and was raised in Harlem. Bassett's middle name was given to her in honor of her aunt Evelyn.
In its first season, Murder House, she portrayed Adelaide "Addie" Langdon, the daughter of the main antagonist, Constance Langdon; in the third season, Coven, she portrayed Nan, an enigmatic and clairvoyant witch; in the fourth season Freak Show, she portrayed Chester Creb's vision of his doll, Marjorie; in the seventh season Cult, she portrayed Hedda, a member of the 'SCUM' crew, led by feminist Valerie Solanas; and she also returned to her role as Nan in the eighth season, Apocalypse. Brewer grew up loving all forms of the arts, especially movies and theater productions. She started by taking theater classes in 1999 at a College for Kids class during her middle school years.
She is known for playing Emily in the eighth season of FX horror anthology series American Horror Story, entitled Apocalypse (2018). Ashley Marie Santos was born in The Bronx, New York. Her father is Dominican, like her mother, and Puerto Rican. She was raised in Montgomery, New York, where she discovered her love for sports. She always expressed an interest in acting, and after relocating to Salt Lake City, Utah, she started her acting career.
During the month of June 2018, Roberts confirmed that she would appear in the eighth season of the series, titled Apocalypse, where she would portray, for a second time, Madison Montgomery. After reports about Roberts being cast as Kat Baker in the Netflix series Spinning Out, it was announced on October 31, 2018 that Roberts had exited the series due to scheduling conflicts. In 2005, Roberts released a debut album titled Unfabulous and More. The album was released on September 27, 2005, through Columbia Records and Nick Records. It also served as the soundtrack to the television series Unfabulous, in which Roberts starred.
Evan Thomas Peters (born January 20, 1987) is an American actor and model, best known for his multiple roles on the FX anthology series American Horror Story, of which he has been a main cast member since its debut in 2011, and his role as the mutant Quicksilver in the superhero films X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) and X-Men: Apocalypse (2016). He made his acting debut in the 2004 drama film Clipping Adam and starred in the ABC science fiction series Invasion from 2005 to 2006. From 2004 to 2010, Peters appeared in numerous national commercials for established brands such as Kelloggs, Papa John's Pizza and Playstation.
Paulson returned for the eighth season of American Horror Story, titled Apocalypse, which premiered on September 12, 2018. In Apocalypse, Paulson reprised both the Murder House and Coven roles of Billie Dean Howard and Cordelia Foxx, respectively, and also starred as the sadistic Miss Wilhemina Venable. In addition to appearing as three characters, Paulson also directed one of the season's episodes, marking her directorial debut. She played Sandra Bullock's character's sister, Jessica, in the drama horror film Bird Box, which was released on Netflix in December 2018. In 2019, Paulson starred as Dr. Ellie Staple in the superhero thriller film Glass.
In April 2018 Eichner was confirmed to appear in the eighth season of the show. Eichner is Jewish, and is gay. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School in 1996 two years ahead of fellow actors Telly Leung and Malcolm Barrett and from Northwestern University in 2000. Actor Robin Lord Taylor was his college roommate. He is a native of Queens and grew up in Forest Hills in a junior four apartment. Eichner gained attention as the host and writer of Creation Nation: A Live Talk Show, a critically acclaimed stage show in New York.
March returns in the eighth season, Apocalypse, as he is seen playing cards with Queenie after killing her. Det. John Lowe (portrayed by Wes Bentley) is a Los Angeles homicide detective, husband of Alex Lowe, and father of Scarlett and Holden. The latter of which was kidnapped five years ago at a carnival in Santa Monica, leaving his marriage damaged. He is investigating a series of murders that take place in Los Angeles. He receives a call originating from Room 64 of the Hotel Cortez, where he goes to investigate, only finding an empty room. He receives a text from Alex with an address, asking for help. When he arrives at the house, twin boys are found murdered and disemboweled.
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American Horror Story: Apocalypse is the eighth season of the FX horror anthology series American Horror Story. This season focuses on the apocalypse and depicts the events leading up to and the aftermath of nuclear missile attacks orchestrated by the Antichrist. Veteran cast members include Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Adina Porter, Billie Lourd, Leslie Grossman, Emma Roberts, Cheyenne Jackson and Kathy Bates, with Cody Fern making his debut.