Yet another series of American Horror Story is coming our way in the not too distant future and Sarah Paulson has confirmed that she will be in it.
The 45-year-old has featured in loads of the seasons down the years but didn’t play a part in the most recent series, 1984.
Speaking to Deadline, she said: “I did ask Ryan [Murphy – the show’s creator] if the question was asked to me, could I say that I was coming back, and he said ‘yes’ you could say.
“So, yes I will be back on American Horror Story.“
Paulson didn’t elaborate on what role she would play in the series, but when asked if she would play a regular part, she replied: “I should hope so.”
As for whether she would continue to feature beyond season 10, she said: “God willing.”
Just yesterday (Thursday) it was confirmed that the show has been renewed for another three seasons.
According to Comic Book, FX chairman John Landgraf said: “Ryan [Murphy] and Brad [Falchuk] are the undisputed masters of horror TV, having created the anthological limited series with American Horror Story and sustaining its success for nearly a decade as FX’s highest-rated series.
“We are grateful to them and Dana Walden and our studio partners for committing to another three years.
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“AHS has showcased a wealth of award winning actors since day one and we appreciate the contributions of everyone, including Ryan, Brad and fellow executive producers Tim Minear, James Wong, Alexis Martin Woodall and Bradley Buecker, the writers, directors, cast and crew for each new, unforgettable instalment of American Horror Story.”
What we can expect from the new seasons is anyone’s guess, really, given that it’s an anthology series and the creators evidently like to keep us guessing.
We should be grateful though that Paulson is returning, after all, not every cast member can hack it. Explaining his absence from 1984, Evan Peters told GQ: “It’s just exhausting. It’s really mentally draining, and you don’t want to go to those places ever in your life. And so you have to go there for the scenes, and it ends up integrating it somehow into your life.
“You’re in traffic and you find yourself screaming and you’re like, ‘What the hell? This isn’t who I am’.”