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1984 is the subtitle for the ninth season of American Horror Story. On April 10, 2019, Ryan Murphy announced the season's title on his social media pages.[1]

It premiered on FX on September 18 2019 and was subsequently nominated for four Emmy Awards.


In the summer of 1984, five friends escape Los Angeles to work as counselors at Camp Redwood. As they adjust to their new jobs, they quickly learn that the only thing scarier than campfire tales is the past coming to haunt you.

Cast and Characters


Episode # Premiere Writer(s) Director
Camp Redwood 1 September 18, 2019 Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk Bradley Buecker
Mr. Jingles 2 September 25, 2019 Tim Minear John J. Gray
Slashdance 3 October 2, 2019 James Wong Mary Wigmore
True Killers 4 October 9, 2019 Jay Beattie Jennifer Lynch
Red Dawn 5 October 16, 2019 Dan Dworkin Gwyneth Horder-Payton
Episode 100 6 October 23, 2019 Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk Loni Peristere
The Lady in White 7 October 30, 2019 John J. Gray Liz Friedlander
Rest in Pieces 8 November 6, 2019 Adam Penn Gwyneth Horder-Payton
Final Girl 9 November 13, 2019 Crystal Liu John J. Gray


AHS 1984 was scheduled for a September 18, 2019 premiere.[2] The season was reported to have a nine-episode run, with its seventh episode slated to air on October 30th, the eve of Halloween. At any rate, the season was expected to wrap up on November 13th, 2019.[3]

The first trailer for the season was released on August 26, 2019.[4] The title sequence is inspired from a fan-made cut made posted by Corey Vega on Twitter after the 1984 season was announced. Murphy wrote on Instagram that Vega ignited the concept and he decided to bring him on board to work together with longtime American Horror Story opening credits creator Kyle Cooper as they evolved the concept into something major.[5] [6]

The ninth installment pays homage to 1980s slasher horror movies.


First actors to be confirmed by Murphy himself were Emma Roberts and Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy, purportedly portraying a couple.[7][8]

Repertory cast Sarah Paulson, Billy Eichner, Evan Peters, Denis O'Hare and Cheyenne Jackson were confirmed not to return this season making it the first season in the franchise without Paulson and Peters.[9][10]

On July 10, 2019, Ryan Murphy announced on his Instagram account that Angelica Ross, known for her role as Miss Candy Ferocity in Pose, has joined the cast.[11] The next day, Murphy released a cast list to celebrate the first day of filming.[12] John Carroll Lynch, Billie Lourd, Leslie Grossman, and Cody Fern were confirmed to return.[13] Matthew Morrison, DeRon Horton and Zach Villa also joined the cast.[13]


According to California Film Commission, budget for the ninth season is around $44 million. They will get $8 million for filming in California. Filming was expected to begin in June 2019 with primary shooting in Los Angeles. Filming takes place at Santa Clarita, California.