Before the announcement that the newest series of American Horror Story would be titled "Roanoke", there was speculation that the show might return to its roots, the Murder House.

Since AHS has renewed for a seventh season, Ryan Murphy has been working on where the show will go next and it turns that the show may become self-referential.

Crossover plans

Murphy said that he is considering an in-show crossover between the third series' well-received Coven and Murder House from the debut series: “We do know what we’re going to do,” Murphy revealed to the crowd in Los Angeles. “It’s not going to be next season, but we are going to do a season that’s a crossover between Murder House and Coven together, which is very bizarre”

It's not certain whether it will be possible to bring back everyone from he first series, as Connie Britton is currently committed to another season of Nashville, which recently moved to CMT. “I’ve [already] started going to actors from both of the seasons, quietly, saying, ‘I think in this window, if you could fit us in,’” said Murphy. “So yeah, it’s fun. It’s weird.”

The theme for the seventh series is yet to be announced and it's likely to remain a secret until the sixth series is well under way, as was the trend with the previous instalments.

We've already seen a slight crossover in the fourth series of American Horror Story, with Pepper being present in both the Freakshow and the Asylum from the second series, but how will this new, larger crossover work? Let us know your opinion in the comments below.

Outside of American Horror Story Murphy is currently working on casting two upcoming seasons of Emmy-winning American Crime Story (read one of our reviews) - one about Hurricane Katrina and another about the murder of Gianni Versace, the latter being announced in early October 2016.

The writer said he was motivated to take on the death of the famous designer because he was always moved and by his killing, calling it a "really tragic story and I've always said the thing that makes me cry the most is lost potential or lost possibility." #americanhorrorstory