Sarah Paulson to Play Two Characters in American Horror Story: Apocalypse

The key question is, which two? The actress confirms at least one popular guess is wrong.

By Chris Morse

Even with the apocalyptic title reveal for the new season of American Horror Story, and the knowledge that this season will be a crossover between Murder House and Coven, not all that much is known about the specifics of American Horror Story: Apocalypse. With this being an anthology series with returning stars picking up new roles over the years, having some of those cast members playing more than one character per season was bound to happen.

The different seasons of American Horror Story have always been at least loosely connected, taking place in the same world during some overlapping time periods, but this season is really emphasizing the fact that these stories are related by bringing two past seasons crashing together. One returning actress who has been on board since the beginning of the series is Sarah Paulson, who has confirmed that she will indeed be playing two characters in American Horror Story: Apocalypse.

In an exclusive interview with Screen Rant, the actress talked about which characters she might be playing this season and teased that the popular fan guess that she would be playing both Cordelia and Billie Dean this season was half wrong.


It stands to reason that Paulson may even be playing a new character altogether as well as a returning one in the new season. The actress is stopping the hints right there, leaving fans to speculate about which of those two characters would be returning and what her other role may be.

Filming is still ongoing for the new season of American Horror Story, titled Apocalypse, which is set to premiere on September 12th.

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Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo