Executive producer Ryan Murphy shared the news on Instagram on Wednesday, alongside a shirtless photo of the freestyle skier. The show returns to FX later this year.
"That special moment when you realize you have an Olympic medal AND will be playing Emma Roberts’ boyfriend on 'American Horror Story' Season 9," Murphy wrote, as fans expressed their excitement in the comments.
"I guess the cat's out of the bag... I'm ?? So ?? F**king ?? Shook ?? ILYSM @mrrpmurphy ???," Kenworthy added in his own post.
The theme of AHS' next season has yet to be revealed, but according to FX boss John Landgraf, viewers are in store for another great season. "I got to let Ryan talk about [the season nine theme] if and when he wants to," he told reporters at the network's Television Critics Association winter press tour on Monday.