AMERICAN HORROR STORY: MURDER HOUSE, (from left): Evan Peters, Jessica Lange, Frances Conroy, 'Home Invasion', (Season 1, ep. 102, aired Oct. 12, 2011), 2011-. photo: Ray Mickshaw / © FX Network / Courtesy: Everett Collection

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Series regular Evan Peters confirmed at WonderCon that he will sit out this season of American Horror Story.

The actor, who has appeared in all eight previous seasons of the FX anthology series, had previously reported that the series had taken a serious emotional toll on him over the years, so it’s not entirely surprising that he has decided to take a break from the series.

in 2018, he told GQ, “I’m goofy, i’m silly, I like to have fun. I don’t like to yell and scream. I actually hate it.  I think it’s disgusting and really awful, and it’s been a challenge for me. Horror Story sort of demanded that of me.”

Honestly, one would be hard pressed to decide whether Peters or his co-star Sarah Paulson has had the most emotionally draining roles of the series. Ryan Murphy has created complex characters for the both of them that would put even the most dedicated actor through the emotional wringer.

Peters has a few other projects coming soon including a reprise of his role as Quicksilver in the upcoming Dark Phoenix.

As for American Horror Story, there has been no word as of yet, about possible themes for the new season.  In fact the only news we have so far from Murphy is that Gus Kenworthy will join the series playing Emma Roberts’ boyfriend.