'American Horror Story: 1984': Matthew Morrison Joins Cast, Billie Lourd and Cody Fern Among Returning Stars

The Hollywood Reporter | 7/11/2019 | Jackie Strause
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The cast of American Horror Story: 1984 has come together.

Billie Lourd, Cody Fern and Leslie Grossman are returning to the FX horror anthology for season nine, along with franchise newcomers Matthew Morrison, DeRon Horton and Zach Villa. The first teaser for the '80s-themed slasher season dropped Thursday and revealed the looks for the star-studded cast, which also includes already confirmed returning star Emma Roberts and newcomer Gus Kenworthy and Angelica Ross.

Ryan - Murphy - Co-creator - Showrunner - Teaser

Ryan Murphy, co-creator and showrunner, dropped the teaser and peek at the cast's "'80s lewks" to celebrate the first day of filming on AHS: 1984. The season, which will be a summer camp horror, premieres Sept. 18.

The teaser, which is set to Dan Hartman's 1984 hit "I Can Dream About You," serves as the official cast announcement and reveals more than one camp look for the cast. Lourd, Fern, Grossman and Horton are seen in several '80s camp outfits, while Ross appears with a stethoscope around her neck.

Mustachioed - Morrison - Show - Close-ups - Package

But it's the mustachioed Morrison who steals the show with the many close-ups on the package filling his short shorts. Morrison's casting marks a Glee reunion for the actor and Murphy, who created the hit Fox series.

The first look at AHS: 1984 also reveals the return of John Carroll Lynch as the possible killer. Lynch, who opens and closes the video, holds a memorable place in AHS franchise lore as the nightmarish Twisty the Clown from season four's Freak Show, and who has been referenced on later seasons.

Teaser - Day - Announcement - Pose - Star

The teaser comes one day after the casting announcement of Pose star Ross. Following a pivotal episode on Murphy and co-creator Brad Falchuk's groundbreaking FX series, Murphy revealed...
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