American Horror Story Twist: Sarah Paulson OUT as Series Regular!

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American Horror Story's ninth season is going to look completely different from previous seasons. 

The latest big change comes in the form of Sarah Paulson who likely not be appearing on American Horror Story: 1984 in any capacity. 

Sarah Paulson Attends 2017 Tony Awards

Per Variety, Paulson is hard at work on the upcoming FX series, Mrs. America, and will not have a regular role on the horror franchise for the first time since American Horror Story Season 1

Related: American Horror Story: 1984 Gets FX Premiere Date

Despite appearing on three episodes of American Horror Story Season 1, Paulson was an instant favorite with fans, and she went on to have a bigger role on seasons 2 through 8. 

A cameo is entirely possible for Paulson, but the series will not feel the same without the actress having a big part. 

Evan Peters on AHS

The news comes months after it was revealed that Evan Peters would be sitting out of American Horror Story: 1984, meaning two fan-favorites are out. 

Despite some of the latter seasons struggling to find the success of the initial seasons, Paulson and Peters have been the two constants. 

It will be exciting to see whether this takes a dent in the ratings, or if viewers will welcome the new cast with open arms. 

S. Paulson

Little is actually known about the upcoming season, aside from the fact that it will be set in 1984. 

Related: American Horror Story Renewed at FX

The first teaser released seemed to suggest that it will be a homage to classic slasher movies. 

The only returning cast member currently announced is Emma Roberts, who previously appeared in Coven, Freak Show, Cult, and Apocalypse. 

Roberts, Emma

Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy is a new addition and will play the boyfriend of Roberts' character. 

FX recently confirmed that American Horror Story: 1984 will launch Wednesday, September 18 at 10/9c. 

What are your thoughts on this news? 

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Remember you can watch American Horror Story online right here via TV Fanatic. 

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

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