Better mark the calendars, the premiere date for American Horror Story: 1984 has been announced 4 months ago

Better mark the calendars, the premiere date for American Horror Story: 1984 has been announced

And there's not long left to go.

It's time to make the calendars: the premiere date for American Horror Story: 1984 is here.

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

And while most of the plot details have been kept under wraps so far, it looks like the season is going to be heavily influenced by '80s slasher films like Friday The 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street. 

Earlier this year, producer Ryan Murphy announced the  highly-anticipated upcoming season of the horror anthology's name and theme as he shared the first teaser.

The footage, set to Billie Eilish's Six Feet Under, shows a young woman running through the forest as she tries to hide from masked stalker.

She finds somewhere safe and hides in a cabin - although the masked assailant stabs through the door.

 

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And while many familiar faces are expected to return for American Horror Story: 1984, Evan Peters confirmed that he would not be taking part in season nine.

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

His response was shared on Twitter by a journalist for US entertainment site, Extra. 

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

Since then, he has played a school shooter, a cult leader, and a mass murderer. His roles have required him to shoot scenes that involve gruesome killings, sexualised torture, and mental deterioration.