Sarah Paulson Will Not Return For American Horror Story: 1984

Sarah Paulson Will Not Return For American Horror Story: 1984

Variety is reporting that Emmy winner Sarah Paulson (American Crime Story, Ratched, The Goldfinch) will not be appearing in American Horror Story: 1984, the ninth season of FX’s horror anthology series.

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Paulson has starred in the first eight seasons of the series, earning five Emmy nominations over the years for her various characters. While the actress may not appear in a major role in the next season, the outlet notes there is still a possibility she could make a cameo appearance. It was previously announced that American Horror Story star Evan Peters will also not be in American Horror Story: 1984, who has appeared in every previous season as well.

Murphy has confirmed that Emma Roberts will return and star alongside Olympic gold medalist Gus Kenworthy. Cult and Apocalypse vet Billy Eichner (The Lion King) also revealed in May that we would not return for the upcoming ninth season.

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Most of the regular American Horror Story cast members returned for the show’s eighth season, including Peters, along with Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Adina Porter, Cheyenne Jackson, Billy Eichner, Leslie Grossman, Billie Lourd, Lily Rabe, Gabourey Sidibe, Frances Conroy and Stevie Nicks; as well as franchise newcomers Joan Collins and Cody Fern.

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The Twentieth Century Fox Television production was renewed for two more seasons back in the fall of 2018, carrying it through to season 10.

The ninth season of American Horror Story, entitled 1984, is set to premiere on FX on Wednesday, September 18 at 10 p.m. EST!

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