The upcoming season of American Horror Story, titled 1984, is expected to be a homage to classic slasher movies.
Screenwriter Ryan Murphy revealed the title of season nine on Instagram today, where he posted a video showing a mysterious, anonymous girl, making her escape from an ominous masked figure who follows her through the woods to a cabin.
The clip is reminiscent of 80s horror movies like the Friday the 13th franchise, which launched in 1980, suggesting the new season will honour that style. The teaser plays to the tune of Six Feet Under by Billie Eilish.
Check out the announcement here:
It wouldn’t be a true horror story without some classic jump scares and blood-curdling screams!
Earlier this year Murphy revealed Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy would be making an appearance in the new season, starring as Emma Roberts’ boyfriend. Roberts is well versed in the American Horror Story world after appearing in previous series Coven, Freak Show, Cult and Apocalypse.
Sharing a picture of the new cast member, Murphy wrote:
That special moment when you realize you have an Olympic medal AND will be playing Emma Roberts’ boyfriend on “American Horror Story” Season 9.
Other cast members are currently being kept under wraps. It’s likely leading lady Sarah Paulson will make a comeback after appearing in every other season of the show, although AHS alumni Evan Peters has confirmed he won’t be returning for season nine.
In an interview at WonderCon, he said he’d be ‘sitting out’ the upcoming season:
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According to Variety, there were some concerns American Horror Story, which airs on FX, would come to an end after Murphy signed a deal with Netflix. However FX CEO John Landgraf said he expects to see ‘many more seasons’ of the show on the network.
The horror series has already been renewed through until season 10.
Yesterday (April 9), the Television Academy announced American Horror Story would compete in the outstanding drama series at the Emmys, after appearing in the limited series category for seven years, Variety report.
The change comes as a result of the character continuity seen in Apocalypse, which featured characters from previous seasons and impacted the show’s stance as an anthology, with each season as a standalone.
AHS: 1984 is set to hit our television screens later this year.
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