Evan Peters Will Not Be Part of ‘American Horror Story’ Season Nine
It's official: Evan Peters will not be part of American Horror Story's upcoming ninth season. This will be the first season in franchise history without the actor.
Peters broke the news at WonderCon over the weekend, when a producer from Extra asked if he was involved with the new season. "No, I'm going to sit a season out," he said in a short clip, which you can watch below.
The news shouldn't come as too much of a surprise. Over the summer, the AHS mainstay proved he was burnt out during an interview with GQ.
"I'm not doing it anymore," he said when asked about the grim characters he tends to be cast as. "I just made a decision. I said to myself, 'I can't do it anymore.' It's not me. It's not who I am!"
At the time it sounded like he might be done with the show for good, but during an interview with GQ Style last month the 32-year-old clarified his comments.
"I think it was a full-on burnout," he admitted. "I'm going to take a break, regroup, decompress, get back in touch with what I feel like I want to do. 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. I want to play music."
As for AHS Season 9, not many details have surfaced; however, Emma Roberts, who happens to be Peters' ex, and Gus Kenworthy are both confirmed, and will be playing a couple.