Tate Is Coming Home: Evan Peters To Reprise His Murder House Character For Apocalypse

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We are only weeks away from the premiere of the American Horror Story season we have all been waiting for; Apocalypse, the crossover between season one’s Murder House and season three’s Coven. With the premiere so close, we are being treated to a flurry of promo activity concerning the season, and I have to say we are loving it. Keep it coming.

The latest bone thrown to the hungry masses is the news that series regular Evan Peters’ Murder House character, Tate Langdon will be back for season eight. Thank you Ryan Murphy for your Instagram gift.

Tate. Happy to be home.

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You may remember that Tate first appeared as a patient of Ben Harmon’s (Dylan McDermott) and quickly became infatuated with his daughter, Violet (Taissa Farmiga). What the Harmon’s didn’t know but came to understand was that Tate was not only a ghost who had died in the house, but had carried out a high school shooting only to be shot dead by the feds when they came to arrest him. However, his killing spree didn’t end when he died. He has continued to murder a number of the house’s later inhabitants. But his list of crimes does not end there.

Dressed in the discarded Rubber Man suit, Tate goes to Vivien (Connie Britton) one night and rapes her. The union results in Michael, one of the twins that she conceives and later gives birth to, who is believed to be the Antichrist. A grown up Michael is also set to appear this season played by The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’s Cody Fern. With all three Harmon’s also returning, along with Tate’s mother, Constance (Jessica Lange), the scene is set for one hell of a family reunion. I don’t know how far the exclusion zone around Murder House will have to be to survive that.

Peters will be playing at least one other character in the season. It was revealed earlier this year that he will be playing a hairdresser who is the grandson of series newcomer Joan Collins. Just whether he will also reprise his Coven role, Frankenstein frat boy Kyle, has not been revealed. Given Sarah Paulson is playing both her Murder House and Coven roles as well as a new character, it would not surprise me if Kyle makes an appearance even if it’s just fleeting in one episode.

The wait is almost over. American Horror Story: Apocalypse premieres on September 12 on FX.

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Clare Sidoti is 4 Your Excitement's Editor-at-Large. Clare has a BA (Theatre and Film Studies) from the University of New South Wales, Australia and an MA Theory and Practice of Human Rights from the University of Essex, UK. She currently works for an NGO that runs human rights training in the Asia Pacific region. You can find her on twitter with her eclectic musings on the arts, entertainment and human rights. Some of her favourite topics to cover include Darren Criss, Chris Colfer, Glee and Star Wars.
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