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    Updated on Jul 9, 2019. Posted on Jul 8, 2019

    Sarah Paulson Will Not Lead "American Horror Story: 1984" And It's Every Fan's Nightmare

    Correction, THIS is the bad place.

    In case you missed it, American Horror Story will be returning with Season 9 on Sept. 18.

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    The new season will be titled AHS: 1984 and appears to be an homage to classic slasher movies like Friday the 13th.

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    While there aren't many details about Season 9, it was just revealed that our beloved queen Sarah Paulson will NOT be starring in the new season.

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    According to Variety, Sarah "will not appear in a significant role."

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    *actual GIF of me avoiding this news*

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    If Sarah doesn't appear at all, it will be the first season to not feature her in some way — she guest starred in Season 1 and has been a series regular since Season 2.

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    Variety does reveal that while she won't have a major role, there is a possibility that she could have a cameo.

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    Last season, Sarah played Wilhemina Venable, Cordelia Goode, and Billie Dean Howard, and she also directed an episode.

    And if Sarah not appearing in Season 9 isn't bad enough, she's not the only cast member sitting this next season out.

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    At WonderCon 2019, Evan Peters revealed that he will NOT be returning for AHS: 1984 as well.

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    With Sarah and Evan out for next season, Emma Roberts and Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy will each take on two of the lead roles.

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    So, until more AHS: 1984 news is revealed, I'll be reliving all of Sarah Paulson's iconic AHS moments.

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