We are only two episodes in on American Horror Story’s eighth season and already we’re hooked. Hooked and filled with so many questions. Has the worldwide apocalypse actually happened or have the inhabitants of Outpost 3 been witness to just an isolated incident? Is Venable a loyal Cooperative member or trying to set up her own colony? Who is Rubber Man this time round? Are Emily and Timothy set to meet their end this week? (I hope so as they are the only two characters that I haven’t warmed to and quite frankly, bore me). As long time fans of Ryan Murphy’s horror anthology series, you know that it will be quite some time before we get any answers and the number of questions we have will just continue to rise. Recent AHS family member, Leslie Grossman reiterated that in an interview with TV Line.
Speaking of this season’s character, Coco St. Pierre Vanderbilt, Grossman said she and Murphy are reveling in their joint creation. “Ryan [Murphy] has a lot of fun writing for Coco — his fingerprints are all over that character. I know she’s a strong flavor, but stick with her, because it gets interesting. She seems to be one thing, but you never know what she’ll turn into.”
Ain’t that the truth with almost all AHS characters?! But can she give us any further insight into what to expect? I think we all know the answer to that: “I cannot say anything, only Ryan can do that at this point,” she adds.
Normally so incredibly cagey and controlled with disseminating spoilers about the series, Grossman was “just as surprised as anyone” with the posting of the spoiler photo to Instagram last week. Tagged “On Wednesdays we still wear black,” it predictably featured some of our Coven favourites – Emma Roberts’ Madison Montgomery, Frances Conroy’s Myrtle Snow, Gabourey Sidibe’s Queenie and Taissa Farmiga’s Zoe Benson – however, it also included Coco. Why the big reveal? “I think he was just so excited,” Grossman says. “Like, the picture was too great.”
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However, remember pictures can be deceiving and this is Murphy and AHS so don’t go getting ahead of yourself with excitement and theories just yet. As Grossman teased TV Line with, “All I can tell you is that there are a lot of layers. When you think it’s going to go one way, it goes another. Just let it unfold, and I promise it’s going to be satisfying.”
American Horror Story: Apocalypse airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on FX.