American Horror Story season 9, aka American Horror Story: 1984, is officially happening, so what can fans expect? Like Fargo, FX’s anthology horror series features a new cast and storyline each season, each twisting darker and more unexpected.
In 2011, FX premiered American Horror Story: Murder House and set the narrative tone for the franchise. After the first season, Jessica Lange won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie, and she won again in 2015 for American Horror Story: Coven. After eight seasons, American Horror Story has been a go-to series for genre enthusiasts, and even Lady Gaga joined the cast for a Golden Globe-winning performance in American Horror Story: Hotel.
Unsurprisingly, given the show's popularity, American Horror Story season 9 (and 10) are on the way, with more scares from familiar faces to be expected. Here’s everything we know about American Horror Story season 9, which is now officially called American Horror Story: 1984.
Last updated: July 16, 2019
American Horror Story: 1984 Release Date
American Horror Story: 1984 premieres on September 18, 2019. FX originally ordered American Horror Story season 9 way back in January 2017, several months ahead of season 8's premiere. But rather than get going on American Horror Story season 9 for a 2018 release, FX and Ryan Murphy prepped the show to return in 2019. Thankfully, however, audiences shouldn't expect another hiatus after American Horror Story: 1984 ends, seeing as American Horror Story season 10 is already confirmed to air in 2020.
American Horror Story: 1984 Story Details
Just as the title suggests, American Horror Story season 9 takes place in the year 1984, and it's meant to be a summer camp horror. Given that summer camps and slasher stories were popular in the 1980s, perhaps American Horror Story: 1984 will be the series' take on the slasher genre. Aside from a brief description of American Horror Story season 9, not much is known about the story - and it'll likely remain that way until the first teaser trailer releases.
America Horror Story: 1984 Cast
Emma Roberts was among the first people confirmed to return for American Horror Story: 1984. Furthermore, Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy and Pose actress Angelica Ross were announced as franchise newcomers for season 9. They will be joined by Glee's Matthew Morrison, DeRon Horton, and Zach Villa, as well as American Horror Story veterans Billie Lourd, Cody Fern, John Carroll Lynch, and Leslie Grossman. Unfortunately, Sarah Paulson isn't coming back for American Horror Story: 1984, at least as a series regular. It's certainly possible that she could still appear in a cameo or small role. Evan Peters, on the other hand, isn't expected to return in any capacity.