Get ready to go to summer camp all over again this year, as American Horror Story returns and takes us back to the heydays of the 1980.
Camp Redwood is front and centre of the latest teaser trailer for the horror anthology’s new season. It’s the kind of pace change we’ve come to expect from Ryan Murphy’s long-running franchise: Season 1’s Murder House was a haunted house story, while Season 2’s Asylum was a period horror in an institute for the insane. Season 3’s Coven jumped back to the present day for a story of witchcraft, which was followed by Season 4’s Freak Show circus sideshow. Season 5’s supernatural Hotel and Season 6’s paranormal Roanoke were followed by an even more ambitious Season 7, Cult, which turned a terrifyingly satirical eye upon the election of Donald Trump, before Season 8 combined Season 1 and 3 into an apocalyptic thriller.
Season 9, so far, appears to be going back to basics, with the new teaser for the show explicitly echoing Friday the 13th, as we see teens head to Camp Redwood and find themselves swiftly disposed of. Whether the season will in any way tie in with the Friday the 13th franchise or whether Jason Voorhes might even make an appearance is anybody’s guess: one thing that’s for certain is that Murphy’s show won’t be as straight-forward as its new trailer suggests.
The other thing for certain is that regular stars Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters will not be part of the cast. Emma Roberts, Cody Fern, Leslie Grossman, John Carroll Lynch and Billie Loud, however, will all be returning for the new season, joined by Glee’s Matthew Morrison, Gus Kenworthy and Pose’s Angelica Ross.
American Horror Story: 1984 begins on 19th September on FOX in the US, so you can expect it to arrive on FOX UK shortly after. Here’s the video – you can watch a cast announcement video above:
1984: American Horror Story Season 9 gets a teaser
13th April 2019
With spring sprung and summer on the horizon, it’s time for horror fans to start looking ahead to the autumn and wondering what exactly lies in store from American Horror Story. And, luckily enough, Ryan Murphy was on hand this week to give us a first glimpse of the show’s latest direction.
Season 9 will be called 1984, calling to mind such slasher groundbreakers as Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street, and the video gives us a glimpse of precisely that, from a killer chasing people to blood splattering and a blade piercing its way through a wall. There’s even a spooky forest.
What else we know about the show’s return is limited, but Evan Peters has confirmed that he won’t be in it, after eight consecutive seasons, while Olympic medalist Gus Kenworthy has been cast as the role of Emma Roberts’ boyfriend. There is no word yet, meanwhile, on whether Sarah Paulson, the other actor who has always appeared in the show, will be in Season 9.
The teaser confirms that autumn is when it will arrive on US screens, which means you can expect the usual premiere of around September – the same time as Ryan Murphy debuts his first Netflix original series, The Politician, as part of his new overall deal with the streaming giant (replacing his deal with FX, which gave us American Horror Story in the first place). Here’s the Season 9 video, accompanied by suitably eerie music courtesy of Billie Eilish:
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