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.
American Horror Story Season 9 Release Date
FX ordered American Horror Story season 9 in January 2017. The announcement came with the renewal of the eighth chapter, American Horror Story: Apocalypse, starring Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and Emma Roberts. In February 2019, Roberts was announced as a lead for American Horror Story season 9, along with Olympian skier Gus Kenworthy. Thus far in the FX series, Roberts has portrayed Madison Montgomery (AHS: Coven, AHS: Apocalypse), Maggie Esmerelda (AHS: Freak Show), and Serena Belinda (AHS: Cult). Ahead of American Horror Story season 8’s premiere, a tenth season was ordered on August 3, 2018.
As of March 2019, all that's confirmed is that American Horror Story season 9 is set to air in 2019, and American Horror Story season 10 will air in 2020.
American Horror Story Season 9 Title
As of now, American Horror Story season 9 doesn’t have an official title. Recently, the series’ creator Murphy has been finishing up the Netflix series The Politician, and American Horror Story season 9 will reportedly begin production in July 2019.
For American Horror Story season 8, the official title was announced approximately two months before the season premiere, so we’re probably several months away from learning the title for American Horror Story season 9.
America Horror Story Season 9 Story
While Murphy has confirmed that the witches from AHS: Coven and AHS: Apocalypse will not be a part of American Horror Story season 9, official story details haven’t yet been revealed. In January 2019, Sarah Paulson appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, and revealed that she knows “a little” about the upcoming storyline. Some have speculated that American Horror Story season 9 will be about aliens, but nothing is official.