Sarah Paulson Won’t Star in ‘American Horror Story: 1984’

Sarah Paulson won’t appear in the long-awaited ninth season of the FX anthology series titled ‘American Horror Story: 1984,’ reports Variety. The news surfaced as a shocker for the fans as Paulson is a regular cast member of the popular series. She has appeared in all the eight previous seasons of the series in significant roles. Paulson follows the path of Evan Peters who left the show in April 2019. But the Variety report also speculates that Paulson may return as a cameo for season 9.

The exit of two key performers is an ominous thunderclap for the FX flagship show which got a tenth season nod recently from the network. Paulson has become one of the most popular cast members of ‘AHS’ with her stunning portrayal of various characters. The actress earned five Emmy nominations so far for her performances in ‘AHS.’ She won an Emmy for Best Actress in a Limited Series for her role in ‘American Crime Story,’ created by the man behind ‘AHS,’ Ryan Murphy. In ‘AHS’ season 8, titled ‘AHS: Apocalypse,’ Paulson played three roles and helmed an episode. The only season of the series in which she played a minor role was the first one titled ‘AHS: Murder House.’

Though the plot and cast details of the upcoming season of ‘AHS’ are under tight wraps, Emma Roberts and new cast member Olympian Gus Kenworthy have booked their berths.

“I will tell you nothing, except that I think it’s awesome,” ‘AHS’ executive producer Tim Minear told The Wrap in June, “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.”

Murphy teased the official title and a short first look clip which gave the impression that the upcoming season of ‘AHS’ is a tribute to the golden age of slasher movies, the ’80s.

Paulson’s ongoing projects include another FX series ‘Mrs. America,’ which is based on the controversial “Equal Rights Amendment.” She collaborates with Murphy again for the upcoming Netflix series ‘Ratched.’ The hotly-anticipated series is a prequel to Jack Nicholson’s cult comedy from director Milos Forman, ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.’ The plot reportedly centers on the earlier days of the infamous senior nurse Ratched from the original movie. Paulson’s other upcoming projects include the Lionsgate feature ‘Run,’ the long-awaited drama ‘The Goldfinch’ and an animated flick ‘Abominable.’

American Horror Story: 1984’ is set to premiere on September 18, 2019, on FX.

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