Ryan Murphy continued teasing “American Horror Story 1984,” this time releasing a quick video on Instagram showcasing the expanded cast. Confirmed castings now include Billie Lourd, Cody Fern, and Leslie Grossman. Additional castings include John Carroll Lynch, Zach Villa, DeRon Horton, Angelica Ross, Emma Roberts, Gus Kenworthy, and Matthew Morrison.

There are plenty of “American Horror Story” stars returning for the 1984 installment. The new season seems to draw inspiration from the 1980s slasher-movies like “Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Jason,” and a few of the “Halloween” movies.

Creator Ryan Murphy announced the castings on social media telling fans, “To celebrate the first day of filming the NINTH Season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY, here’s the official 1984 cast announcement along with some amazing 80s lewks. Enjoy!”

You won’t find series star Sarah Paulson in the video. It was reported earlier this week that Paulson is taking a backseat in Season 9, and won’t appear in most, or any, of the new season. Fans can watch the video below, or find it right here on Instagram.

Paulson is currently shooting Ryan Murphy’s other series, “Ratched,” which is appearing on Netflix. In that series, Paulson plays the character of Nurse Ratched from “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” but this is a prequel to that story. The show explores the events that turned Ratched into the infamous nurse from the original novel. Netflix already ordered two seasons of the show, but we don’t have a premiere date at this time. We can understand why Paulson might need a break from AHS; her schedule has been filled over the past year. The actor is currently filming “Mrs. America” and “Ratched” for television, and in film she wrapped “Run” from Aneesh Chaganty, the animated-comedy “Abominable,” “The Goldfinch,” and starred in 2019’s “Glass” from M. Night Shyamalan.

Fans still have a few more months of waiting before the “American Horror Story: 1984” premiere. The show is scheduled to return on September 18th.

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