Sarah Paulson Will Not Return For ‘American Horror Story: 1984’

Just as Vice President Gerald Ford stated when he assumed the office of president for the departing Richard Nixon, Sarah Paulson’s “long national nightmare is over” when it comes to her involvement in FX’s American Horror Story.

According to an exclusive report in Variety, long-time American Horror Story cast member Paulson will not appear in the anthology series’ upcoming ninth season, entitled American Horror Story: 1984.  Paulson has appeared on each and every season up to this point.

Paulson exit follows those of fellow cast members Evan Peters and Billy Eichner, who are also taking a break from the long running series.

Paulson first came to prominence on AHS, where she was nominated for five Emmys.  She also won the Emmy for “Best Actress in a Limited Series” for her role in Ryan Murphy’s follow-up to American Horror Story, American Crime Story, as attorney Marcia Clark of the infamous OJ Simpson murder case.

Paulson is keeping busy with many other projects and “She will continue working with Murphy on the upcoming Netflix series Ratched, which tells the origin story of the notorious Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. That series has received a two-season commitment. On the film side, Paulson will star in the Lionsgate-produced Run, while she will also appear in the drama The Goldfinch and animated film Abominable, the latter two of which will both be released in September.

American Horror Story: 1984 will premiere on Sept. 18 on FX.  As usual, “little is known of the plot or setting of this season, with Murphy releasing a teaser that was stylized like a 1980s slasher movie. Murphy had also previously announced that Emma Roberts would be appearing in the new season.”

 

Nick Banks
Nick Banks
Nick joined the website in 2015. His lifelong love of comics and horror began with Universal Monsters and the Incredible Hulk. He has fond memories of going to Waldbaum’s supermarket with his mother and being rewarded with a 3-pack of sealed comics. It’s been all downhill from there… Since those early days, his life has been immersed in four color action and scares on the silver screen.

Similar Articles

Comments

Latest News

‘The Beach House’ Debuts On Shudder, Offers New Trailer

Summer is upon us once again--even if Summer 2020 is disturbingly different from other sun-filled seasons--and with it comes a new horror movie with...

Legendary Italian Composter Ennio Morricone Dies at 91

Ennio Morricone, the legendary Italian composer who scored over 500 film and television projects between 1960 and 2020, has passed away at the age...

‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 Shooting To Resume In September

The COVID-19 pandemic took its toll on Stranger Things, as it did on so many TV series and feature films this year, but a tentative...

Guillermo del Toro Won’t Give Up On ‘At The Mountains Of Madness’ Project

Apparently, even having an Academy Award on your mantle doesn't guarantee you will get what you want in Hollywood. Guillermo del Toro--whose most recent film, The...

Horror Legend John Carpenter Hits Right Notes With New Music

When you hear John Carpenter's name, visions of such horror classics as Halloween and The Thing come to mind, but his contributions to the world of music are...

Newsletter Sign-Up

Subscribe to our newsletter

Our bi-monthly newsletter consists of the latest horror news and CT HorrorFest happenings.