The highly-anticipated follow-up to Apocalypse will premiere on FX on 18 September.

The ninth season of American Horror Story is sub-titled 1984, and it seems safe to assume that it will be set in the 1980s (duh), especially given the 80s slasher feel of the trailer, but beyond that we know very little.

What we do know is, that previous cast member Emma Roberts will be back alongside Olympic freeskier Gus Kenworthy, who will be making his acting debut. Sarah Paulson is also confirmed to return.

Earlier this year, American Horror Story veteran Evan Peters revealed that he wasn’t returning to the series for its ninth season.

The American actor, who’s starred in the horror anthology series since 2011, initially told GQ that he wanted to take a “sabbatical” to focus on other endeavours because the show had taken an emotional toll on his mental health.

“I’m goofy, I’m silly, I like to have fun. I don’t like to yell and scream. I actually hate it. I think it’s disgusting and really awful, and it’s been a challenge for me. Horror Story sort of demanded that of me,” he said.

“It’s been all a massive stretch for me and really difficult to do. It’s hurting my soul and Evan as a person.

“There’s this massive amount of rage that’s been called upon from me, and the emotional stuff that’s been called on me for Pose has been heartbreaking, and I’m sick. I don’t feel good.”

Evan later confirmed to Extra that he was “sitting” out the upcoming season. But will he return in the future? When asked by Digital Spy, he said: “Yeah, absolutely, never say never. I just… Yeah, we’ll see what happens.”

It wouldn’t feel like American Horror Story without Evan Peters, so we hope he makes a comeback for the show’s tenth instalment next year. Hopefully he brings Jessica Lange and Angela Bassett with him…

We recently rounded up five of the best fan theories that we could totally see happening when AHS: 1984 arrives this Autumn.

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