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.
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.
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.