Over the course of eight seasons, the American Horror Story
franchise has told a huge array of stories, but the one thing that's always stayed constant has been a rotating cast of regular players. Series creator Ryan Murphy
has tended to cast the same actors across the board to play new characters in each season, giving these actors steady gigs without having them play the same characters for years on end. As news starts to trickle out about the ninth season, American Horror Story
: 1984, at least one regular player will be absent: Evan Peters
will not appear in the new season. And, as it turns out, the new season might be missing another longtime star: Sarah Paulson
Right now, the actress's return is still up in the air, even for her. In April, Paulson told SyFy
that she's not even sure if she'll be returning for the upcoming ninth installment of the horror anthology.