Ryan Murphy revealed the long-awaited title of the upcoming ninth season of “American Horror Story” with a cryptic teaser Wednesday morning.
Per the title card at the end of the “AHS” creator’s haunting video, which is set to Billie Eilish’s “Six Feet Under” and follows a knife-wielding masked man chasing a girl through the woods, the installment is called “American Horror Story: 1984.”
The short slasher-movie-style clip also confirmed that Season 9 of the FX anthology series will debut this fall. And based on this stabbing teaser, it’s gonna have an ’80s-scary-movie theme.
Representatives for FX and 20th Century Fox Television did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment on the title news.
No plot or character details have been released for “AHS: 1984,” with the only casting announcements — the return of “AHS” alum Emma Roberts and the series debut of Olympic medalist Gus Kenworthy, who is playing her boyfriend — having been made by Murphy himself back in February.
The eighth season of the anthology, “AHS: Apocalypse,” was a crossover between Season 1 (“Murder House”) and Season 3 (“Coven”) and featured many of the show’s stars reprising previous roles, including Roberts, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Taissa Farmiga, Jessica Lange, Connie Britton, Angela Bassett, and Dylan McDermott.
See Murphy’s post below.