As longtime American Horror Story fans know, each season of the anthology series is unique with different stories and characters. However, the franchise has sometimes found ways to tie characters together in multiple episodes, thereby connecting the AHS universe. Many fans believe they spotted the last connection as season 2’s returning character, Asylum, in a teaser for the 11th season, American Horror Story: NYC – the Angel of Death. Here’s a look back at the Angel’s role in Asylum and how she might appear in the new season.
Kai Penn as Mac Marzara in ‘American Horror Story: NYC’ | Dukovic/FX bet
Who is the Angel of Death in “American Horror Story: Asylum”?
Played by Frances Conroy, the Angel of Death – aka Shachath – is a kind figure who often appears at Briarcliff Manor, the Catholic asylum in Season 2. She is only visible to people who are near death, but the angel will not bring someone to the other side if he is not yet ready to die. When they are ready to accept death, the Angel kisses them to seal their fate.
“She was such an interesting character because she, of course, played such a profound role in every single person’s moment,” Conroy said of her character in 2013, according to Clevver News. “So it was more just about being a benign presence, helping that person feel comforted, not scared… whatever helps someone, I tried to do that. … So it was kind of like helping that person and letting them go. It was really beautiful to play. »
‘Asylum’ Angel of Death Could Return to ‘American Horror Story: NYC’
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The Angel of Death hasn’t made an appearance in American Horror Story since Season 2, despite all the deaths that have occurred on the show. However, it might finally be time for his comeback. Eagle-Eyed Asylum fans spotted the Angel of Death in his signature all-black ensemble emerging from a hazy scene in a teaser for American Horror Story: NYC, as seen above.
American Horror Story Fan Account The AHS area shared a side-by-side comparison of Asylum Angel of Death and NYC’s dark silhouette on Twitter. The resemblance is uncanny, but there’s one notable difference: Conroy doesn’t appear to be reprising his role. The NYC character appears to be played by a younger actor, though it’s unclear who took over.
Many fans expressed their disappointment with the redesign.
“I always said I wanted her character back because it would be so easy to tie her to a season. But if it’s not Fran, I don’t want her. an user answered.
‘AHS: NYC’ follows a serial killer story
As the title of the new season suggests, American Horror Story: NYC is set in New York City in 1981. A serial killer targets the LGBTQ community, but the police aren’t doing enough to find the culprit and bring justice to the victims. During this time, the HIV/AIDS virus begins its rapid spread. It’s unclear at this time how American Horror Story: NYC will incorporate the Angel of Death – perhaps it will bring peace to frightened people nearing the end of their lives at the hands of the virus or the killer. Hopefully, viewers will also find out soon enough if this season will somehow reconnect to Asylum.
New episodes of American Horror Story: NYC air Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on FX. Next day streaming is also available on Hulu.
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