We finally have an update on the theme and the cast (maybe) and the whole plot of 'AHS: 1984' and we're quite excited about the whole thing!
There's no denying that fans are waiting with bated breaths for an update on FX‘s AHS: 1984 and our obsession with the genius we call Ryan Murphy has finally come to an end because there's some news. Executive producer Tim Minear gave us something to hold on to as he said, “I think it’s awesome. I think it’s gonna be really scary but a lot of fun, like it always is. And that if you have a taste for ’80s horror, you’re in for a treat.” Now that he's said this about the upcoming season of Murphy and Brad Falchuk‘s horror anthology series American Horror Story, we can't really wait!
Now that the theme has been announced, we need to know the cast, because that's who's going to bring the characters to life. A verified Twitter fan account of AHS France posted a screenshot earlier this month of Olympic freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy indicating that production/filming on the series was currently underway. The Olympic silver medalist is set to play Emma Roberts‘ boyfriend for the ninth season.
[📱] Cody liked this on instagram.... could he be hinting at joining the cast of AHS: 1984? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/lC0JwhDTVP— Cody Fern Updates (@fernsource) June 13, 2019
Sadly, in what seems to be a bit of disappointing news to fans of the franchise, it appears Billy Eichner (Billy on the Street) won’t be a part of the series anymore, with Eichner confirming it himself, in response to a compliment on Twitter. A fan wrote: i know i’m REALLY late on this but @billyeichner’s performance in AHS cult is f*cking phenomenal. He replied: Thank you! I can’t do AHS this year but boy oh boy I had a blast and I love all those crazy kids a lot.
Who doesn't love the '80s?— Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl (@TV_Fanatic_Girl) April 10, 2019
IT'S HERE...check out the teaser trailer for #AHS1984 now at:https://t.co/B953wmsliz
Thoughts on what we will see in the new season?#AHS #AmericanHorrorStory #AHS9 #Horror #HorrorSeries #HorrorTV 🔪📺 pic.twitter.com/NGrZg9cd2a
According to Bleeding Cool, American Horror Story: Apocalypse resident “Supreme” Billie Lourd ostensibly confirmed her involvement in the series, and then Cody Fern (American Horror Story: Apocalypse‘s Michael Langdon) said he would be interested in being involved with AHS: 1984 as well. Meanwhile, Sarah Paulson hasn't confirmed if she will be back but she has expressed her interest in directing future episodes of American Horror Story.
With that being said, she may or may not still be a part of AHS: 1984. In April, Paulson didn’t appear to be involved in the early stages of the season’s production/development: “All I can say is I know the least about this season upcoming that I’ve known about any season.” For the ninth round of Murphy and Falchuk‘s American Horror Story, the horror collection is going back to the days of parachute pants, thin leather ties, and a lot of jump scares?
The teaser is a nod to the “killer-in-the-woods” theme prevalent in many horror movies of the time. FX’s American Horror Story season 9 (AHS: 1984) is set to premiere this fall.
While people may think that Friday the 13th as the film that started the whole killer in the woods theme, it actually began well before the original film’s 1980 premiere. Also, another interesting fact is that 1984 is the year that saw movie releases like A Nightmare on Elm Street, Children of the Corn, and Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter.