Sarah Paulson to reprise previous ‘American Horror Story’ role during current ‘Roanoke’ season

Paulson is already playing Audrey Tindall in the current season

Sarah Paulson is set to reprise her role as Lana Winters in the current season of American Horror Story, Roanoke.

The actress is already filling a leading role in the current sixth season of the horror anthology series, which focuses on the lost colony of Roanoake. The likes of Cuba Gooding Jr and Kathy Bates are starring alongside Paulson in this season, with Lady Gaga also making an appearance.

As Variety reports, AHS co-creator Ryan Murphy has now revealed that Paulson will be doubling up her roles on Roanoke. Taking to Twitter, Murphy said that Paulson would be reprising her role as the “ultimate survivor” Lana Winters, who she played during AHS‘ second season, Asylum.


See Murphy’s tweet below.

Season and character crossovers are common on AHS, with Paulson already playing psychic Billie Dean Howard – a character she first played during the opening Murder House season – last year, during the fifth season Hotel.

Earlier today (October 31), further details about American Horror Story‘s forthcoming crossover season were announced by Murphy.

“We do know what we’re going to do,” Murphy said, according to EW. “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.”