On July 30th, American Horror Story showrunner Ryan Murphy shared an Instagram post that established the most concrete connection between the disparate season’s yet: The entire series is an allusion for Dante’s Inferno. To recap:
According to the post, past AHS seasons correspond to the following levels of Hell: Murder House is Limbo, Asylum is Fraud, Coven is Treachery, Freak Show is Greed, Hotel is Gluttony, and Roanoke is Anger; Cult will be Heresy. This means Seasons 8 & 9 will be Lust & Violence.
Check out the video below from Moviepilot: American Horror Story is Dante’s Inferno Theory! It delves deeper into this connection while giving an overview of the 9 Circles of Hell. Have a watch and let us know what you think!
Official Synopsis: Is ‘American Horror Story’ linked to ‘Dante’s Inferno’? Join us as we embark on a tormented journey through hell and pick apart this captivating fan theory.
We also got a new trailer for American Horror Story: Cult, which returns to FX on September 5th; check it out below.
American Horror Story: Cult confirmed cast members are: Emma Roberts, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Billie Lourd, Leslie Grossman, Adina Porter, Cheyenne Jackson, Billy Eichner, Colton Haynes, Alison Pill, John Carroll Lynch, Lena Dunham, Frances Conroy, and Mare Winningham.