American Horror Story: 1984 Just Revealed the Official Cast

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American Horror Story is back for its 9th season this September, so if you’re dying for your AHS fix after last season’s explosive Apocalypse, you don’t have too long to wait.

The theme for the season, named American Horror Story: 1984, was revealed in April and horror movie fans rejoiced as we were that told the season would be inspired by ’80s slasher movies, paying homage to classic horror films such as Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th.

But now it’s all hands on deck, as show co-creator, Ryan Murphy, posted a teaser to his Instagram to celebrate the first day of filming, giving us a taste of the characters that will make up AHS: 1984 and all we can say is that it’s very ’80s.

While we’re set to see some new faces, as well as some returning ones, Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters, who have been pivotal to the show, as well as pretty much being the faces of AHS, are notably absent from the cast – leaving us even more intrigued to see who could possibly replace them and what the new season will be like. Although, we will be holding out some hope for a possible cameo.

So, let’s take a look at the upcoming cast of AHS: 1984.


Dubbed as a “Ryan Murphy discovery” Fern made his debut in American Crime Story’s “The Assassination of  Gianni Versace” and went on to star in AHS’ 8th season, AHS: Apocolypse, as the devil himself. Now, the star is stepping out of the devil’s shoes – seen dancing around while sporting a very ’80s blonde hairstyle in the promo clip.

Roberts, who joined the horror franchise in its 3rd season, AHS: Coven, is back for her 5th season. The star can be seen sporting brunette locks for the role – a move away from her usual look.

The Olympic skier will make his AHS debut as an ’80s jock, who is the boyfriend of Emma Roberts’ character.

Also joining the show for the first time is Glee’s Matthew Morrison.

It looks like Morrison’s AHS character is set to be a far cry from Will Schuester, as the star can be seen sporting a mustache and some rather bulging gym shorts.

The Dear White People star is yet another new addition to the franchise, playing one of the teens in the show.

Next up is Pose star, Angelica Ross.

After her Pose character was killed off, it was revealed that Ross would be starring in the upcoming season of AHS. Her character dons a stethoscopic in the promo, which could suggest a medical-themed role in the ’80s-themed show.

The actor, best known for his roles in Destroyer, Bordertown, and Dan is Dead, can be seen dressed in head-to-toe black in the clip – a stark contrast to his ’80s teen counterparts. His character can also be seen gripping what looks like a blade, suggesting that we may have just been introduced to one of the show’s baddies.

Long-standing AHS star, Billie Lourd, is returning.

AHS: 1984 will be the star’s 3rd season, after first appearing alongside Emma Roberts in AHS: Coven. Lourd, who’s the daughter of Star Wars legend, Carrie Fisher, is certainly set to play a character with attitude if the gesture that she’s pulling in the promo is anything to go by.

Just like her fellow star, Billie Lourd, AHS:1984 is Grossman’s 3rd season in the hit horror show, following her roles in AHS: Cult and Apocalypse. We’re intrigued to see what her character is all about.  

The actor, who starred as the very creepy Twisty the clown in Season 4 of the show, as well as having roles in AHS: Hotel and Cult, looks as though he’s set to play another shady character, who can be seen donning a suspicious-looking leather trenchcoat.

With the premiere date set for Wednesday, September 18 at 10 p.m we don’t have too long of a countdown until the show hits our screens.