As always, FX has kept tight-lipped about what the future holds for showrunner Ryan Murphy's hit series American Horror Story. The show's premiere date and subject matter are often revealed much closer to its release, usually around August or September, intentionally leaving fans in the dark.
Even though we're just now ramping up for summer, it's never too early to start speculating on what American Horror Story has in store for us come Season 6.
Recently, Evan Peters talked to GoldDerby about his latest project, X-Men: Apocalypse, and American Horror Story. Over the course of the 18-minute interview, Peters revealed some insight into his work on the show thus far, whether or not he'll return for Season 6, and what he hopes to see in the future.
On Which AHS Character He Would Like To Reprise
"I'd want to play Tate. I want to see what's going on with that animal. [Is] he still in that house, trapped? Or maybe even see him, you know, before everything went totally haywire, to sort of see that lighter side of him. Maybe a little bit more about what turned him into what he became. I think that would be interesting. I don't know how [showrunners] would do that."
Yes, let's please make this happen. Tate Langdon has been a fan-favorite character since the show's inception, so having him come back in any capacity would make a lot of people happy. Luckily, being a ghost means he could return at any time, but being restricted to the confines of the Murder House is limiting, unless it takes place during Halloween.
On Which Other AHS Actor He Would Most Like To See Return
"I want to work again with Dylan McDermott. I really miss him. I had a blast working with him on the first season, and I thought he's such a great actor. And he was so nice, and I just really liked working with him a lot. I'd love to work with him again and see him come back as a more central role, you know? I think that would be amazing."
We haven't seen McDermott since American Horror Story: Asylum, so I say he's long overdue for another character. And if Peters has his way, a more central role would be in the cards this time around.
On Whether He's Returning For Season 6 Of AHS
"Yeah, I think so. I have no idea [who I'm playing]. We shall see. When you know let me know, because it'd be great to know!"
That's a weight off my mind! Losing Jessica Lange was painful enough; I would have a difficult time saying goodbye to another one of our beloved mainstays.
On Which Horror Subject Matter He Would Like To See AHS Tackle Next
"Werewolves? Just kidding. I don't know. I always say space. I know we already did aliens, but I really want to see a world where we're trapped in space and something happens. Maybe people start to go a little stir crazy and turn on each other. ... I don't know, it's a tough question. [Ryan Murphy] has tackled quite a bit. ... American Horror Story: Space Station."
That's a pretty interesting idea. We've had ideas for themes percolating for months, but Space Station is definitely a good one. FX president and general manager John Landgraf stated that the next season will take place in present day, with "echos of the past." Perhaps NASA's missions have more human involvement than we know of.
On How Long He Plans On Being Involved With The Show
"It's a year-by-year thing. And I would go as long as it goes. I love the show. I love the people who work on it. ... Everybody is just amazing to work with. ... I've been very fortunate to be able to play a different character every season and I would keep that going forever."
With his impressive works in both film and television, it's clear that Peters' schedule is quickly filling up. But it's good to know that American Horror Story is a passion project that he will always try to make time for.
To see the rest of Evan Peters' interview with GoldDerby, be sure to check out the video below:
From the pattern set by last five seasons, we can safely assume that the new season of American Horror Story will air sometime in October.
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(Source: GoldDerby / YouTube)