Actor Evan Peters will not be part of American Horror Story season 9. In February, Emma Roberts and olympian Gus Kenworthy were officially cast for American Horror Story season 9.
Until now, Peters had appeared in every season of American Horror Story. The American actor first portrayed Tate Langdon in American Horror Story: Murder House, co-starring alongside Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Taissa Farmiga, and Jessica Lange. Most recently, Peters portrayed four characters, including the aforementioned Tate Langdon, in American Horror Story: Apocalypse - a crossover of the first two seasons. To date, Peters has appeared in 94 episodes of the FX horror anthology franchise, the most of any other cast member. For the FX series Pose, Peters once again collaborated with American Horror Story co-creator Ryan Murphy, portraying Stan Bowes, the husband of Kate Mara’s Patty Bowes.
In an interview with Twitter user CandidlyCarlo, Peters revealed he has decided not to be part of American Horror Story season 9. In the interview from WonderCon, the actor spoke on camera about his decision, stating, “I’m going to sit a season out.” Peters recently split from the aforementioned Roberts, his long-time partner and American Horror Story co-star. In addition, he’s currently filming Unjoo Moon’s feature film I Am Woman, an Australian drama about the story of 1970s musician and activist Helen Reddy. Peters has also been cast in the action comedy Snow Ponies, in which he’ll co-star with Jon Bernthal and Josh Gad.
For the upcoming X-Men film Dark Phoenix, Peters will reprise his role as Peter Maximoff aka, Quicksilver. In the past, he portrayed the character in X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse, and also made a cameo in Deadpool 2. Earlier this week, Peters spoke with us at WonderCon and expressed his interested in portraying Wolverine in future MCU films. While that may not be a possibility for a few years, the actor’s career trajectory suggests that he’s ready to take the next big step in his career. For now, however, it seems that Peters is ready to recharge after officially announcing he's taking a break from American Horror Story.
In modern pop culture, Peters is a familiar face for his franchise attachments. More importantly, he’s a valuable asset for any filmmaker, at least given his proven track record of playing different types of characters. Even if Peters doesn’t land a feature film soon, he could easily show up on another Ryan Murphy series aside from American Horror Story, maybe even on the new Netflix series The Politician.