It looks like American Horror Story is going back to Summer camp in the '80s for some classic slasher action!
Fans have been theorizing the theme for the anthology series's ninth season since the end of AHS: Apocalypse, the polarizing eighth season. Set in the days and months following a worldwide nuclear apocalypse, Apocalypse gave viewers an epic crossover between several of the show's previous seasons, connecting the previously separate installments into one deeply twisty mythology. From witchy resurrections to time travel to the literal "son" of the devil, Apocalypse was horror on a cosmic scale. So after such a huge season, fans couldn't help but wonder what could possibly come next.
Thankfully, Ryan Murphy took the opportunity to throw loyal viewers a bone when he announced the upcoming theme via Instagram on April 10. He revealed that the ninth season of the FX horror anthology is titled AHS: 1984, simply captioning his post, "AHS SEASON 9 is called..." with a video that shed all the light needed on the upcoming season.
The short clip that reveals the 1984 title and premiere date (it's coming out Fall 2019 folks!) involves a young woman running away from a knife-wielding man. It's reminiscent of classic '80s slasher horror films like Friday the 13th, which was released in 1980. This is the second bit of news we've gotten about the ninth season, with the first being the first round of casting announcements. Longtime AHS alum Emma Roberts will be returning for 1984, along with franchise newcomer and Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy, who will be playing her boyfriend. We also know that Evan Peters, another AHS fan favorite and Roberts' ex-boyfriend, will not be returning for this season.
It'll be interesting to see new faces pop up this go around and see whether some familiar characters get a chance to feature in this decade. Considering all the seasons have some connection to one another, we can't wait to see how Murphy fosters a connection in 1984. Stay tuned for more details as they come!