American Horror Story Season Five Might Not Have All Familiar Faces
American Horror Story has wrapped up its fourth season with the Freak Show finale. The show is already renewed for its fifth season and the casting predictions have started all around. As we know, we will see very little of many of the show’s regulars in the forthcoming season. As, for Jessica Lange, one of the brightest shining stars of American Horror Story, there are uncertainties as to whether we will get to see her at all. In an interview conducted at the beginning of the fourth season, Lange stated, “It ends up being a lot of time during the year being committed to something. I haven’t done that for a long time. It’s like doing a stage play between the rehearsal and the run. This is a 6-month commitment every year. That will be four years in a row. I want to have more time to myself I guess. Once it’s over and I have a full year ahead of me with nothing to do, who knows? It might not have been the best decision. But I think four years doing something is a sufficient amount of time.” For all the Lange fans out there, do not be disappointed. This is not the end of it, as Ryan Murphy has stated more recently that Lange’s appearance on the next AHS season purely depends on the script as she has decided to grace us with her presence if the story appeals to her. Now it is up to Murphy to work his charm.
We also know that Taissa Farmiga has was to be seen nowhere in the entire last season. The actress started off with the first season of the show and then skipped the second one and reappeared with an extended role in the third season, AHS: Coven. It appears that the beautiful young actress favors odd numbered seasons but more importantly, last season she was allegedly busy shooting for The Final Girls. Now, hopefully with more time in her hands, she might be able to fit American Horror Story right into her schedule.
As for the plot of the next season, there are many speculations in the market. However, most people seem to believe that the “Operation Top Hat” which was brought up in the fourth season might be a recurring issue of the next season. The seasons are all connected afterall. The first time we realized this was when we saw Pepper reappearing as a part of Freak Show and then there was Lily Rabe. About the connections, Murphy stated, “The interesting thing about doing a show like this is every season is incredibly its own story and its own beginning, middle and end. Its own journey. But we have always from the very beginning in the intertwining mythologies and how things connect. This is the first year where we begin to tell you that season two is connected to season four which is connected to season one. People have started to write articles about that. A lot of their hypotheses have been completely right on. That’s the fun of the show. Hopefully by the end of the run, be it 10 years or 15 years, people will be able to stand back and be able to say, “Oh that was connected to x.”” He further states, “There’s definitely a rhyme or a reason and a connectedness to all of these seasons, but in the same way, they’re standalones, which is the fun of it. But it is a puzzle. And Lily coming back and dealing with Pepper is sort of the first unveiling of that connectedness. She’s so great in that role, Lily. I understood she wanted to go off and do her own show. But I was thrilled she was able to come back and give us a couple days and show how Sister Mary Eunice and Pepper are connected and how it’s all connected. I’m glad she’s back in the habit!” Now that we know all the season have a preexisting link, the fifth season might bring us more of these connections as Murphy said, “They’re all connected. We’re just beginning to tell you how they’re connected. They’re all very separate but there’s clues every season that we’re now telling you how the different worlds are intertwined.”