Watch: Evan Peters Says He Won't Be on the New Season of 'American Horror Story'

Wednesday April 3, 2019

For the first time, Evan Peters won't be on "American Horror Story."

Though the actor has been in every season since the show's debut in 2011, Peters revealed he won't appear in the upcoming ninth installment of the FX anthology series.

The news came when Peters spoke with an "Extra" reporter at WonderCon over the weekend. A clip of the conversation circulated on Twitter, and the video shows the reporter asking if Peters is "involved" with the new "AHS" season.

"No, I'm going to sit a season out," he said.


In a GQ interview from last year, Peters said that playing dark and "sinister" roles on "AHS" was having a bad impact on him.

"It's just exhausting," he said at the time. "It's really mentally draining, and you don't want to go to those places ever in your life. And so you have to go there for the scenes, and it ends up integrating it somehow into your life. You're in traffic and you find yourself screaming and you're like, 'What the hell? This isn't who I am.'"

In March he spoke with British GQ Style, saying that he was in a "full-on burnout" when he spoke with GQ about starring in "AHS."

"I'm going to take a break, regroup, decompress, get back in touch with what I feel like I want to do," Peters, 32, said. "Not that I didn't want to do any of those roles — they're exactly what I wanted to do. It was just zero to 100 instantaneously."

Of course, not much is known about "AHS" Season 9. Producer and co-creator Ryan Murphy did reveal, however, that out Olympian Gus Kenworthy will appear in the season, as will "AHS" regular Emma Roberts, who recently broke off her engagement to Peters and is reportedly dating actor Garrett Hedlund, People magazine notes.

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