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Behind-The-Scenes of 'American Horror Story' Season 9  

Christopher Shultz
April 16, 2019 100.1k views 12 items

In April 2019, fans got their first glimpse of American Horror Story Season 9, learning that it's titled AHS: 1984. The latest season is expected to premiere September 18, 2019. Often shortened to AHS, the binge-worthy series is a blend of fictional material and disturbing true crimes and stories, presented in a darkly humorous fashion.

Here are all the AHS: 1984 details available, including American Horror Story casting news, plot elements, and whether or not any characters from previous seasons will appear. 

An Official Trailer Reveals A Plethora Of '80s Horror Tropes
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The first full-length trailer was released on August 29, 2019, giving fans a sneak peak at what to expect from Ryan Murphy's slasher season. The almost two-minute video reveals Emma Roberts, Billie Lourd, and Cody Fern as camp counselors who face a slayer named Mr. Jingles who has escaped a nearby asylum. 

Based on the trailer, fans can look forward to a season full of '80s slasher tropes and campy horror. 

The First Official Trailer Includes A 'Friday The 13th' Easter Egg
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The first official trailer for 1984 premiered on July 29, 2019, and revealed that the show will make its debut on September 18. In the trailer, a group of kids drive down a dirt road into Camp Redwood, preparing for a summer vacation by the lake.

In a move that mimics Friday the 13th icon Jason Voorhees, AHS's masked villain jumps out of the water and attacks a young girl lounging on a canoe. 

SDCC Merch Revealed Where '1984' Will Take Place
AHS merch that was available at SDCC, including Camp Redwood sticker. (Not my photo) from AmericanHorrorStory

The American Horror Story merchandise sold at San Diego Comic-Con in July 2019 revealed where Season 9 will take place. According to a couple of bumper stickers1984 happens at Camp Redwood in Roanoke.

Setting the terror at a campground seems to indicate the show's creators are taking the '80s horror tribute to the next level. 

Sarah Paulson Is Not Returning In A Leading Role
Sarah Paulson Is Not Returning... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Behind-The-Scenes of 'American Horror Story' Season 9
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Sarah Paulson has played a major role in every season of AHS since the series debuted in 2011, and this will be the first without her. Though Variety alleged the star could appear as a cameo, she is not cast as a leading character. 

Paulson has secured five Emmy nominations for her work on AHS, and she will undoubtedly be missed by fans. Though neither Paulson not FX commented on her departure, she is rumored to be working on other projects such as Mrs. America, and Ratched - a prequel to One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.