The devil works hard, but Ryan Murphy works harder. The creator of the show is gearing up to launch another season of our favourite macabre show, and we can't contain our delight.
The excitement is brewing for American Horror Story season 9, following the brilliant crossover season which saw Murder House characters meet Coven characters.
Series nine of AHS 1984 will premiere in the UK on September 19, 2019 on Fox. What else do you need to know? Well, Ryan is a busy man and is developing another show with Netflix and US network FX.
Season 10 has been announced for September 2020, so there's that to look forward to. The title of series nine is 1984, as released via the show's Instagram.
The slo-mo trailer shows a woman being chased through the woods by a blade-wielding aggressor, set to Billie Eilish's creepy song Six Feet Under. We're reaching for our night lights already.
Variety reported that AHS veteran and legendary actress Sarah Paulson won't be returning for the ninth run of the show, which broke our hearts.
Deadline now claims that Paulson will appear in a guest role, similarly to her role as medium Billie Dean Howard in the Murder House season. Thank the Lord for that/
The actress scored a lead role in Ryan Murphy's Netflix series Ratched, so we're assuming she's far too busy for another headline slot. Fellow original star Evan Peters is sitting season nine out.
However, the actor subtlely implied that he will return for season 10 when he was interviewed by Digital Spy .
The main cast list for the season has been confirmed via teaser footage on Instagram, and the 1980s vibes are oh so real.
Emma Roberts is back with a bang, having appeared in Coven, Freak Show, Cult, Apocalypse and Ryan Murphy's other series Scream Queens.
Winter Olympian Gus Kenworthy is making his acting debut as Emma Roberts' boyfriend, and Matthew Morrison (of Glee fame) has a big role in the new season.
Cody Fern is back for a new role, after his stint in Murphy's Versace season of American Crime Story. The Anti-Christ from the Apocalypse is sure to bring his talent.
Leslie Grossman will also appear in season nine, having shown up in the Murphy series Popular. How prolific is Ryan Murphy, does he ever take days off?
Carrie Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd, star of Booksmart, will also return after her roles in Cult and Apocolypse.
John Carroll Lunch, who played Twisty the Clown in Freak Show and Cult and serial killer John Wayne Gacey in Hotel, has a haunting new role in S9.
Zach Villa is also appearing in the ninth series, and DeRon Horton (Dear White People) has also joined the AHS cast for the first time.
Star of Murphy's series Pose Angelica Ross will bring the 1980s slasher vibes, but Cult and Apocalypse star Billy Eichner (The Lion King) also won't be returning.
The only actors who have been in every season of American Horror Story are Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters, but Lily Rabe and Frances Conroy have only missed one season.
The icon that is Jessica Lange could also make a guest appearance, and the latest season added Hollywood legend Joan Collins to the cast. What long-term stars could show up next?
1984 is set in a summer camp, with the Coven crew appearing in a future season of the show but not series 9. Bring on September 19, we can't wait much longer.
Feature image: Instagram/@ahs1984_world