Series creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy sat down with EW to discuss season for of American Horror Story. During the interview, he confirmed the long held fan suspicions that the seasons of the show are all interconnected. We have the details on Murphy’s conversation with EW after the break.
American Horror Story: Freak Show takes place in the early 1950s in the hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. It follows Elsa Mars (Jessica Lange) and her troupe of curiosities as they struggle to fit in amongst the locals and find their place in a society where they are marginalized and exploited.
“I don’t want to say much about it but obviously she’s playing Sister Mary Eunice. The interesting thing about doing a show like this is every season is incredibly its own story and its own beginning, middle and end. Its own journey. But we have always from the very beginning in the intertwining mythologies and how things connect. This is the first year where we begin to tell you that season two is connected to season four which is connected to season one. People have started to write articles about that. A lot of their hypotheses have been completely right on. That’s the fun of the show. Hopefully by the end of the run, be it 10 years or 15 years, people will be able to stand back and be able to say, Oh that was connected to x.
There’s definitely a rhyme or a reason and a connectedness to all of these seasons, but in the same way, they’re standalones, which is the fun of it. But it is a puzzle. And Lily coming back and dealing with Pepper is sort of the first unveiling of that connectedness. She’s so great in that role, Lily. I understood she wanted to go off and do her own show. But I was thrilled she was able to come back and give us a couple days and show how Sister Mary Eunice and Pepper are connected and how it’s all connected. I’m glad she’s back in the habit!”