American Horror Story Season 9 Casting Scoop: Who's In?

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American Horror Story is going for gold with its ninth season. 

The veteran anthology series has added Olympic gold medalist, Gus Kenworthy to the cast for this year's edition. 

Gus Kenworthy Attends Samsung Event

He joins Emma Roberts who will return in a likely new role. 

Series creator, Ryan Murphy took to Instagram to reveal the casting news, saying:

“That special moment when you realize you have an Olympic medal AND will be playing Emma Roberts’ boyfriend on American Horror Story Season 9.”

Consider us intrigued, Ryan!

Roberts has appeared on four seasons so far, so this will mark her fifth stint. No word yet on whether Kenworthy and Roberts will be regulars, or if they will be killed off early on. 

Little is actually known about American Horror Story Season 9 aside from this casting news, so hopefully, Ryan Murphy realizes that we fanatics want to know everything there is to know. 

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Kenworthy is best known for being an Olympic gold medalist, but he is no strange to the small screen. 

He appeared in an episode of ABC's ill-fated The Real O'Neals back in 2016 and followed that up with a blink, and you'll miss it a moment in Sharknado: Global Swarming.

Roberts, Emma

Roberts has appeared in multiple shows from Ryan Murphy now and could be gearing up to reprise the role of Chanel Oberlin on Scream Queens. 

The Fox show was canceled after just two seasons due to low ratings, but Murphy confirmed earlier this week that he's looking for a way to bring it back. 

Related: Scream Queens Revival in the Works!

So many people recently have been asking me about rebooting or continuing Scream Queens (RIP, taken too soon)," he shared via Instagram, adding:

"Emma, Billie, Lea and I have mused on it, but question: should it be a six episode limited? A catch up movie? Who should I bring back? Would love your thoughts. So many questions….”

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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