Few details about the premise and characters have been revealed, but we do know that 1984 is a slasher-themed season and that Roberts and Kenworthy will be playing a couple. And based on the Instagram videos, it will play into all the tropes of the golden age of the horror genre, which coincidentally enough died out in 1984, that produced classics like Friday the 13th, Halloween and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The setting looks very reminiscent of the Jason Vorhees franchise, which largely took place at a lakeside camp, with the cast potentially playing a team of young counselors and staff, including a well-endowed Morrison, while Lynch and Villa don more sinister, villainous looks.
While there's no doubting this cast is going to be great, notably absent are a few American Horror Story mainstays. According to Deadline, longtime star Sarah Paulson will not make much more than a cameo due to her other TV commitments, including Murphy’s Ratched on Netflix and Mrs. America for FX. Meanwhile, Evan Peters and Billy Eichner each confirmed separately that they’re sitting this season out.