‘American Horror Story’ Season 9 Is Called (Drumroll, Please)…
Break out the Aquanet and Jazzercize tapes because things are about to get physical in the next iteration of American Horror Story. No, Olivia Newton-John isn’t joining the cast, but the series is taking it back to the ’80s in a very carnal way.
Series creator Ryan Murphy revealed today that season nine of AHS will be called 1984, but it has nothing to do with the George Orwell novel. Actually, the next chapter in the anthology series will pay homage to the ’80s slasher movie genre popularized by movies like Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street. (Told you it was physical.)
Murphy shared the first teaser on Instagram and let the video speak for itself. He simply captioned the clip, “AHS SEASON 9 is called…”
In the eerie teaser, a large masked man in overalls with long hair very slowly follows a panicked girl as she runs through the woods. She finds an abandoned barn and hides inside. But just when she thinks she’s safe, the man stabs his knife into the wall right beside her. It’s a classic slasher trope and we love it.
So far, AHS alum Emma Roberts and Olympian turned actor Gus Kenworthy have officially signed on to the upcoming season. Evan Peters, who has been a part of the anthology series since season one, revealed that he won’t be a part of this upcoming season. (Could it be because he and longtime girlfriend Roberts ended things?)
American Horror Story: 1984 is set to premiere on FX this fall. An exact release date has yet to be announced.
In the meantime, we’ll be trying to forget season eight happened.