Outside of his Coven/Murder House crossover confirmation, Murphy also recently spilled a pretty shocking secret about season eight: it takes place in the future! I guess that's the only way to make an apocalypse work, right?
Truth be told, we're not sure if this was a veil to hide his plans for the crossover or if the crossover, indeed, will take place in this time period. Here's what Murphy teased before his recent theme revelation: "All I'll say about it is I want to go to the future — still topical, but the future, which I've never done," he said.
Before you start envisioning a lot of chrome of a dystopian Hunger Games situation, we're not going too far forward. Murphy elaborated just a bit at the TCA panel: "It's set in the near future. It has nothing to do with anything you've ever seen before. It's really chilling."
Finally, in April, Murphy really nailed down the time period: we're jumping 18 months forward, exactly, from April 2018. Hmmm, I wonder what sort of significance October 2019 holds. Witches and October do mix well together, though.