Sarah Paulson Reportedly Not Returning To American Horror Story

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The horror. 

Sarah Paulson has been in American Horror Story (AHS) since the very beginning. 

That's eight seasons of SP wickedness varying from Murder House horrors to a creepy AF Asylum, a dark Coven, and a circus Freak Show that gave us more nightmares than Stephen King’s It

The newest season of AHS is on the horizon and reports suggest that Sarah Paulson will not play a lead role in the slasher-themed season.

Variety reports that season nine of AHS will feature Sarah, but not nearly as much as theprevious seasons.

That’s not to say she won’t be in the season at all- she may still cameo. But, it still stings.

It’s devastating news for AHS stans who have loved (read: been terrified by) Sarah in her previous roles.

In total, Sarah has portrayed 11 characters including medium Billie Dean Howard, reporter Lana Winters, supreme witch Cordelia Goode, conjoined twins Bette and Dot Tattler, Hotel’s Sally McKenna, Roanoke’s Shelby Miller and Audrey Tindall, Cult’s Ally Mayfair-Richards and Manson follower Susan Atkins and lastly Wilhemina Venable, outpost ruler in Apocalypse.

Just your totally normal character lineup. 

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Evan Peters, who has also featured in the majority of past seasons, confirmed previously he will not be in season nine either - at all.

While speaking to an Extra reporter at WonderCon, Evan was asked if he was “involved” in the new season.

“No, I’m going to sit a season out,” he said.

Even without two of its mainstays, season nine of AHS looks pretty epic. It is set in 1984 and has a classic slasher vibe to help with your insomnia. 

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American Horror Story: 1984 is set to drop in September. 

Images: American Horror Story, Giphy / Giphy. 

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