As with previous seasons, details are scarce, but co-creator Ryan Muphy on Thursday shared some key info on Instagram, including a sneak peek at the cast.
Murphy and fellow creator Brad Falchuk have a history of reusing “American Horror Story” actors for each installment. The video released by Murphy indicates previous cast members Emma Roberts, John Carroll Lynch, Cody Fern, Leslie Grossman and Billie Lourd will make returns.
In the video, they all sport their ’80s finest as Dan Hartman’s “I Can Dream About You” (which, fittingly, was released in 1984) plays.
This season’s cast will also pull from Murphy and Falchuk’s other cult shows.
New cast members also include actor-musician Zach Villa, as well as DeRon Horton from Netflix’s “Dear White People.”
While there isn’t much solid information about the plot available, the summer camp setting shown in the teaser suggests that it will pay homage to the slasher films of the 1980s. “A Nightmare on Elm Street” was released in 1984, as was “Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter.”
Still, it’s best not to rule out the Orwellian nature of the title. “American Horror Story: Cult,” which was released in 2017, focused on the aftermath of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.