American Horror Story

American anthology horror television series

American Horror Story (2011–) is a horror-drama television series, airing on FX, created and produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. Described as an anthology series, each season is conceived as a self-contained miniseries, following a disparate set of characters and settings, and a storyline with its own "beginning, middle and end."

The first season, takes place in Los Angeles, California, during the present and centers the Harmon family who move into a house haunted by its deceased former occupants. The second season, subtitled Asylum, takes place in Massachusetts during the year 1964 and follows the stories of the patients and staff of an institution for the criminally insane. The third season, Coven, takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana, during the year 2013 and follows a coven of witches who face off against those who wish to destroy them. The fourth season, Freak Show, takes place in Jupiter, Florida, during the year 1952 and centers around one of the few remaining American freak shows. The fifth season, Hotel, takes place in Los Angeles during the year 2015 and focuses on the staff and guests of a supernatural hotel. The sixth season, Roanoke, takes place in rural North Carolina, during the year 2016 and focuses on the paranormal events that take place at an isolated farmhouse. The seventh season, Cult, takes place in Michigan which centers around the murders and crimes around a suburb during the aftermath of the 2016 U.S. election. The eighth season was a crossover to Murder House and Coven which took place in the future and features the return of the witches who attempted to prevent the apocalypse.


Season 1: Murder House
Season 2: Asylum
Season 3: Coven
Season 4: Freak Show
Season 5: Hotel
Season 6: Roanoke
Season 7: Cult
Season 8: Apocalypse
Season 9: 1984
Season 10: Double Feature
Season 11: NYC
Season 12: Delicate


Connie Britton - Vivien Harmon (Murder House)
Dylan McDermott - Dr. Ben Harmon (Murder House)/Johnny Morgan (Asylum)
Evan Peters - Tate Langdon (Murder House)/Kit Walker (Asylum)/Kyle Spencer (Coven)/Jimmy Darling (Freak Show)/James Patrick March (Hotel)/Rory Monahan (Roanoke)/Kai Anderson (Cult)/Mr. Gallant and Jeff Pfister (Apocalypse)
Edward Philippe Mott in My Roanoke Nightmare
Taissa Farmiga - Violet Harmon (Murder House)/Zoe Benson (Coven/Apocalypse)/Sophie Green (Roanoke)
Denis O'Hare - Larry Harvey (Murder House)/Spalding (Coven)/Stanley (Freak Show)/Liz Taylor (Hotel)/William van Henderson (Roanoke)
Dr. Elias Cunningham in My Roanoke Nightmare
Jessica Lange - Constance Langdon (Murder House)/Sister Jude Martin (Asylum)/Fiona Goode (Coven)/Elsa Mars (Freak Show)
Riley Voelkel portrayed young Fiona Goode
Zachary Quinto - Chad Warwick (Murder House)/Dr. Oliver Thredson (Asylum)
Joseph Fiennes - Monsignor Timothy Howard (Asylum)
Sarah Paulson - Billie Dean Howard (Murder House & Hotel)/Lana Winters (Asylum & Roanoke)/Cordelia Foxx (Coven)/Bette and Dot Tattler (Freak Show)/"Hypodermic" Sally McKenna (Hotel)/Audrey Tindall (Roanoke)/Ally Mayfair-Richards (Cult)/Wilhemina Venable (Apocalypse)
Shelby Miller in My Roanoke Nightmare
Lily Rabe - Nora Montgomery (Murder House)/Sister Mary Eunice McKee (Asylum & Freak Show)/Misty Day (Coven)/Aileen Wuornos (Hotel)/Shelby Miller (Roanoke)
Lizzie Brocheré - Grace Bertrand (Asylum)
James Cromwell - Dr. Arthur Arden (Asylum)
Frances Conroy - Moira O'Hara (Murder House)/Shachath (Asylum)/Myrtle Snow (Coven)/Gloria Mott (Freak Show)/"My Roanoke Nightmare" Mama Polk (Roanoke)
Alexandra Breckenridge portrayed young Moira O'Hara
Robin Weigert portrayed Mama Polk
Emma Roberts - Madison Montgomery (Coven)/Maggie Esmeralda (Freak Show)/Serina Belinda (Cult)
Kathy Bates - Marie Delphine LaLaurie (Coven)/Ethel Darling (Freak Show)/Iris (Hotel)/Agnes Mary Winstead (Roanoke)/Miriam Mead (Apocalypse)
Thomasin White in My Roanoke Nightmare
Michael Chiklis - Dell Toledo (Freak Show)
Finn Wittrock - Dandy Mott (Freak Show)/Tristan Duffy and Rudolph Valentino (Hotel)/Jether Polk (Roanoke)
Angela Bassett - Marie Laveau (Coven)/Desiree Dupree (Freak Show)/Ramona Royale (Hotel)/Monet Tumusiime (Roanoke)
Lee Harris in My Roanoke Nightmare
Wes Bentley - Edward Mordrake (Freak Show)/Detective John Lowe (Hotel)/Dylan (Roanoke)
Ambrose White in My Roanoke Nightmare
Matt Bomer - Andy (Freak Show)/Donovan (Hotel)
Chloë Sevigny - Shelley (Asylum)/Dr. Alex Lowe (Hotel)
Cheyenne Jackson - Will Drake (Hotel)/Sidney Aaron James (Roanoke)/Dr. Rudy Vincent (Cult)/John Henry Moore (Apocalypse)
Lady Gaga - Elizabeth "The Countess" Johnson (Hotel)/Scathach (Roanoke)
Cuba Gooding, Jr. - Dominic Banks (Roanoke)
Matt Miller in My Roanoke Nightmare
André Holland - Matt Miller (Roanoke)
Billie Lourd - Winter Anderson (Cult)/Mallory (Apocalypse)
Alison Pill - Ivy Mayfair-Richards (Cult)
Adina Porter - Sally Freeman (Murder House)/Lee Harris (Roanoke)/Beverly Hope (Cult)/Dinah Stevens (Apocalypse)
Leslie Grossman - Meadow Wilton (Cult)/Coco St. Pierre-Vanderbuilt (Apocalypse)
Cody Fern - Michael Langdon (Apocalypse)
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