With COVEN not even 24 hours expired the genres attention has already turned to not just next season but also the season after. EW chatted with show helmer Ryan Murphy who let loose with a few tidbits about what the future holds for the wildly popular FX series.
When asked about what next season may have in store Murphy replied:
“I donâ€™t wanna say because we havenâ€™t even started the deals, and I literally just locked this thing on Monday. Iâ€™m meeting with people too and the writers havenâ€™t even started yet.” but then went on to say “Itâ€™s a combination of things. Itâ€™s a combination of two time periods, with the main one being the 1950s. I donâ€™t know. We havenâ€™t started writing it yet, so I donâ€™t really know the tone. I like that we had a lot of comedy in this year, and I like the comic characters, so I think that will remain… Next year will be equally as challenging [as “Coven” was] because so much of it is period and bizarre and crazy and Gothic. My feeling is, if you loved this season, youâ€™ll love next season. It has the same sort of comedic tone to it.”
We know that Jessica Lange will be returning and the rumor mill has both Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett being approached to return although there has been no official announcement confirmation of any of that.
We even learned a little bit about season five:
“Itâ€™s a radically different idea from the stuff weâ€™ve been doing and it will take a lot of playing.” We’ll have to see where things go.