OK, let’s start with an easy one. As the season’s title suggests, American Horror Story is taking us back to the summer of 1984 this time around.
More specifically, we’re headed to Camp Redwood, an idyllic summer retreat…
…where the characters will undoubtedly find themselves hunted down by a hooded serial killer named Mr. Jingles, played by John Carroll Lynch (aka Twisty the Clown).
Emma Roberts, last seen as Madison Montgomery in Apocalypse, plays Brooke Thompson, a wide-eyed ingenue whose new friends coerce her into spending a hellish summer at Camp Redwood.
Billie Lourd, last seen as Mallory in Apocalypse, plays Montana Duke, who’s just happy to welcome Brooke into her male-dominated friend group.
Leslie Grossman, last seen as Coco St. Pierre Vanderbilt in Apocalypse, returns as Margaret Booth, whose hair is already our favorite new character.
Cody Fern, previously seen as Michael Langdon in Apocalypse, plays Xavier Plympton, an aerobics instructor who lands a summer gig as a counselor at Camp Redwood — bringing all of his friends along for the ride.
Although nothing has been revealed about her character, Sarah Paulson, last seen pulling double duty as Wilhemina Venable and Cordelia Goode in Apocalypse, is expected to make an appearance at some point during the season.
Olympic gold medalist Gus Kenworthy joins American Horror Story as Brooke’s midriff-baring boyfriend Chet Clancy.
DeRon Horton (Dear White People) makes his AHS debut playing Ray Powell, a fun-loving member of the group with absolutely no idea what he’s in for.
Angelica Ross (Pose) joins the AHS universe as Rita, Camp Redwood’s no-nonsense nurse and resident ghost story teller.
AHS welcomes Matthew Morrison (Glee) as Trevor Kirchner, whose enormous mustache is rivaled only by the size of his massive, um… ego?
And newbie Tara Karsian (Doubt) plays Chef Bertie, a former camper who knows where all the skeletons are buried. And we’re not speaking figuratively.
Lastly, newcomer Zach Villa (Shameless) will play Richard Ramirez. Say, wasn’t that the name of a guest at James March’s Devil’s Night soiree on AHS: Hotel? We smell another connection!
Evan Peters has confirmed that he won’t be popping up in 1984, making this the first season of Horror Story without him.
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AHS: 1984: Everything We Know So Far
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