Last week, a Twitter account dedicated to American Horror Story news, @AHSLeaks, posted images revealing that Twentieth Century Fox has filed to trademark the title American Horror Story: Radioactive. The images included information that the title was being trademarked for both a television series as well as DVDs, CDs, downloadable audio, video and more. Check out the tweet below.
If the upcoming season really is using American Horror Story: Radioactive as a title, it would fit nicely with what Murphy revealed at the Television Critics Association's press tour earlier this year when he described Season 8 as being different from previous seasons and set in the future as opposed to the past.
"It takes place in the future," Murphy said. "It's still topical, but [set in] the future, which I've never done... I think people will like it. It's different from what we've done before."
The previous seven seasons of the series have taken place in either a contemporary timeline with flashbacks to the past or the past itself, most notably with Freak Show taking place at a circus in the 1950s. The potential Radioactive title also fits with what Murphy said about the rumored Murder House and Coven crossover season. Murphy said that while it's something they are working on, Season 8 isn't the crossover.
"We're working on it, but that's not going to be [Season 8]," he explained. "That will probably be the one after that. We've already met about it and outlined it. But it won't be next because some of the [cast members] are not available."
As for what territory a theoretical Radioactive might cover, could the series be taking on zombies? It's not impossible and would shed a little bit of light on Murphy's reveal that long-time series star Sara Paulson will be wearing "dental appliances" in the season.
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"In terms of the relationship between the mother and the daughter, it's dark, but it's real. I think that's why people have responded to The Walking Dead so much, was because it was an apocalyptic drama that felt real, it felt human," Holden confirmed with ComicBook.com. "These are real human emotions. When the movie, when Pyewacket begins, the character I play, she's having a hard time. She's in a depression. She's hitting the bottle. She's not her best self. Her daughter, she's a mess. She's hanging out with a bad crowd. She's smoking pot. She's messing around with the occult. We're both grieving because of the loss of my husband, her father. A lot of that darkness is real and palpable, because we're both mourning. When that happens to people, you don't always say the polite things."
The way her daughter copes with those feelings of anger is turning towards dark forces in hopes of helping her situation. Unfortunately, she finds out that some wishes are better left unanswered.
"You say things out of anger, you're hurting, and that's what I liked about [writer/director Adam MacDonald's] writing, was that it was very real," Holden pointed out. "It wasn't a cliché and it wasn't one-dimensional, because at the same time, the character I play, the mother, loved her daughter and wanted a better life for her daughter, and wanted to be a better mother. That's why she moved her up North. The daughter thought it was emotional treason, and lashed out because she thought it was punitive. The reality is that the mother loves her daughter, the daughter loves the mother, they just want very different things. That's life."
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