American Horror Story Season 7 is finally getting underway, and now we know who the first two stars are to sign on to the new chapter of the creepy series. AHS veterans Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters have both agreed to join the show again for Season 7.
The show's creator, Ryan Murphy, revealed the news to reporters during the Television Critics Association winter press tour today (via TVLine) while discussing the upcoming season of the hit horror anthology series. Actress Sarah Paulson has seen her star rise since becoming a part of American Horror Story. She started with a small part in the show in Season 1, and has gone on to have a major role in each season since then. Her work on AHS has netted her four Emmy nominations, and she's also received accolades for her work in 2012's Game Change and last year's The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, for which she just won an Emmy and Golden Globe for her portrayal of Marcia Clark. Since her work on the first season of AHS, Paulson has become a favorite of Ryan Murphy's, having starred in his production of American Crime Story and his upcoming TV show, Feud.
Evan Peters, who got his first acting credit in 2004, has also been a part of the American Horror Story family since the beginning, and the actor has also appeared in every season of the show and been a major part of the action. Peters has managed to take on several roles in the series that have seen his characters right in the middle of some of the weirdest moments that the creep-fest has to offer fans, and it's not unlikely that the same will be able to be said of his part in Season 7. Since he first joined the cast of AHS back in 2011, Peters has also become known as the mutant Quicksilver in the X-Men movies Days of Future Past and Apocalypse.
While Ryan Murphy was willing to spill some early casting details on Season 7 of American Horror Story, he was, unsurprisingly, unwilling to give up any real details about the theme or general storyline of the new season. He was only willing to let us in on the fact that the tale will be another modern day story. There are also no details just yet on who Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters will be playing, whether their characters will be brand new to the, often interconnected, AHS mythology or related somehow to characters we've seen on the show before. But, Murphy did say a couple of months ago that some Freak Show characters would be important in Season 7, so there's a possibility that we'll see these two actors as their Freak Show selves. At any rate, since this series is known for batshit crazy antics, you can bet that their characters will either do some truly freaky things or have said freaky stuff done to them, and probably to death.