“The beginning is near”, reads the URL at the end of American Horror Story’s latest teaser. Something which reiterates a recent comment from producer Alexis Martin Woodall; “The story begins with the end of the world, and then our world begins.”

Which leads up to believe we experience the apocalypse first, and the other seasons/worlds of AHS are born. It’ll be interesting to see how Ryan Murphy pulls this off!

In the latest trailer too, though, we’re introduced to Sarah Paulson’s newest character: Venable.

“Now is your chance to be one of the few remaining,” she says. “This is your chance to survive. We’ll find you soon.”

Between the evil stepmother get-up, and spine-tingling proposition, we’re wondering if Sarah Paulson is actually playing a bad guy for once?! And if so, we can’t wait for that performance.

Check out of the other teasers below:

And surely, you won’t have missed this cast photo:

Bill Eichner has tweeted from the set saying that it’s “insane”, while Paulson has said, “it’s the apocalypse in the truest sense of the word.” So we’re expecting a BIG budget.

AHS returns to FX on September 12.