A Glee star has joined the cast of American Horror Story season nine 3 months ago

A Glee star has joined the cast of American Horror Story season nine

The first look at the cast of the new season of American Horror Story: 1984 has been revealed - and it includes a Glee alumni.

Ryan Murphy announced the cast - which included new faces, as well as a number of returnees - in an '80s-inspired 'camera test' on Instagram on Thursday.

Among the newest cast to join the horror anthology is Matthew Morrison, who played Mr. Schue on Glee - and is now sporting some serious '80s facial hair and...well, another, um, large 'addition'.

Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy and Pose's Angelica Ross are also joining the series, while AHS fans will see Emma Roberts, Billie Lourd, Cody Fern, and Leslie Grossman return to the series.

Murphy captioned the post:

"To celebrate the first day of filming the NINTH Season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY, here's the official 1984 cast announcement along with some amazing 80s lewks. Enjoy!"

 

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It comes as it was recently revealed longtime AHS cast member Sarah Paulson won't have a "significant" role this season.

The 44-year-old actress has appeared in all eight previous seasons of the anthology series - and usually in a pretty major role.

However, Variety report the actress won't have a "significant role" in the upcoming  American Horror Story: 1984. 

And another American Horror Story star, Evan Peters, recently confirmed that he would not be taking part in season nine.

Earlier this year, he said he was going to "sit a season out" when he was asked about his level of involvement in season nine.

This is the first time that Peters will not star in the series since its debut back in 2011.

The anthology series will return to FX in North America on Wednesday, September 18.

Most of the plot details (OK, basically all the plot details) are being kept under wraps this season. However, based off a teaser Ryan Murphy shared earlier this year, it looks like the season is going to be heavily influenced by '80s slasher films like Friday The 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street

American Horror Story has already been renewed for season 10, which is expected to air in 2020.