Ryan Murphy Confirms All ‘American Horror Story’ Seasons Are Connected

Following months of speculation, Ryan Murphy has confirmed that all seasons of “American Horror Story” are connected. Murphy revealed the news during an interview with Entertainment Weekly, published on Friday:

They’re all connected. We’re just beginning to tell you how they’re connected. They’re all very separate but there’s clues every season that we’re now telling you how the different worlds are intertwined.

Murphy’s words are music to the ears of fans who have speculated for months about ties between the show’s four seasons. Back in July, it was revealed that Naomi Grossman’s Pepper, from Season 2’s “Asylum,” would return for the current season, “Freak Show.” In keeping with the Season 2 theme, Lily Rabe will reappear on the anthology series as her “Asylum” character, Sister Mary Eunice, for an upcoming “Freak Show” episode. Sites such as Vulture found many other connections between the four seasons, as did Reddit users. (One fan theory is that Season 5 could be about Area 51 and aliens, which would tie that forthcoming run to “Asylum” as well.)

“Part of the fun of the show is the Rubik’s cube design of it, but, yes, there are purposeful connections, character connections, and similarities and things that connect that we’ll continue to connect moving forward,” Murphy told EW.com.

One of these clues is the scene where the character Maggie (Emma Roberts) is handed a coffee cup and there is a close up on a top hat, which the show creator confirmed is actually a clue for Season 5. Start your guessing now …

For the full interview with Murphy, head to EW.com.

“AHS: Freak Show” airs Wednesday at 10:00 p.m. ET on FX.