Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Kathy Bates Return for ‘American Horror Story’ Season 8

Coming from Variety, series Creator and Executive Producer Ryan Murphy has revealed regular cast members Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Kathy Bates are set to return for season eight of American Horror Story.

Bates was unavailable for AHS season seven, titled Cult, during production on the Netflix series Disjointed, which she was the lead character in. As that series has not been renewed, Bates’ schedule was freed up to work on the coming season of AHS.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Murphy said, “Kathy [Bates] and Sarah Paulson have a lot of great stuff to get to do. So, with Evan Peters, the three of them are the leads this year.”

Appearing in the AHS seasons Coven, Freak Show, Hotel, and Roanoke, Bates won one of her two Primetime Emmys for playing Madame Delphine LaLaurie in AHS season 3 Coven.

Peters and Paulson are the only actors to appear in all iterations of the show since season one in 2011, titled Murder House.

AHS was renewed for an eighth and ninth season on January 12, 2017. Season eight is scheduled to air in the fall of 2018 followed by nine in 2019.

Murphy told EW the eighth season would be set in the future, and hinted toward the ninth season being a crossover between Murder House and Coven.

Check back for more soon on the coming season of AHS!

Mark McCurley
Staff Writer at Horror News Network
Since Mark was four years old he has always loved the horror genre, even when his mother would be a good parent and not let him watch such films. It was when he would sneak into the Horror section at the video store called Tommy K's that he would see all of the VHS covers of classics like Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street.

During his time as a journalism major and news staff writer at Southern CT State University, he had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren before a seminar in 2009 at the Lyman Center on campus.
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