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Sarah Paulson Not Starring in American Horror Story: 1984

Sarah Paulson Not Starring in American Horror Story: 1984

FYC Red Carpet For FX's "American Horror Story: Apocalypse"

Get ready to see less of Sarah Paulson in the upcoming season of American Horror Story: 1984.

The actress is scaling back her role on the show and will not have a recurring character in the upcoming season because of her busy schedule making FX’s political drama Mrs. America as well as Ryan Murphy‘s Ratched for Netflix.

That said, Paulson could pop up in a cameo at some point, as veteran American Horror Story cast members often do.

If this turns out to be true, 1984 would be the first season not to feature Sarah Paulson in a significant role — just as it will with fellow original cast member Evan Peters.

FYC Red Carpet For FX's "American Horror Story: Apocalypse"
Sarah Paulson arrives for 20th Century Fox Television/FX’s “American Horror Story: Apocalypse” FYC red carpet event at Neuehouse on May 18, 2019 in Hollywood. (Photo by Chris Delmas / AFP / Getty Images)

The only stars confirmed for the season are Emma Roberts and Olympic medalist Gus Kenworthy.

During her 8 seasons on the show, Paulson racked up five Emmy nominations without a win—including that time she quite literally acted with two heads—eventually snagging a statue for her role in American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson, also produced by Murphy.

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FYC Red Carpet For FX's "American Horror Story: Apocalypse"
(From L) Actors Frances Conroy, Billie Lourd, Sarah Paulson, Cody Fern, Leslie Grossman and Adina Porter arrive for 20th Century Fox Television/FX’s “American Horror Story: Apocalypse” FYC red carpet event at Neuehouse on May 18, 2019 in Hollywood. (Photo by Chris Delmas / AFP / Getty Images)

Murphy confirmed there are already plans for the witches from Coven to return after their appearance in Apocalypse.

“The witches will be back,” the producer said last year, before clarifying “Not next season, but we have something really fun planned.” So don’t fret, Sarah Paulson will be back on American Horror Story.

AHS: 1984 will premiere on Wednesday, September 18.

FYC Red Carpet For FX's "American Horror Story: Apocalypse"
Sarah Paulson attends the FYC red carpet for FX’s “American Horror Story: Apocalypse” at NeueHouse Hollywood on May 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/Getty Images)

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