Having starred in ten seasons of American Horror Story, Evan Peters is a fan-favorite, but will he be returning for the upcoming season 11?
The anticipated American Horror Story season 11 is fast approaching and audiences are eager to learn whether or not series mainstay Evan Peters is returning to star. While little is known about season 11, sources report (via Twitter) that filming is set to begin on June 14 in New York. Naturally, this begs the question of whether certain fan-favorite actors will be headed to the Big Apple this summer to play in Ryan Murphy’s madcap world for American Horror Story season 11 once more.
To date, Evan Peters has portrayed a grand total of 16 different characters on American Horror Story since the show’s debut in 2011, five more than co-star Sarah Paulson. These include AHS serial killer Tate Langdon, followed by Kit Walker, Kyle Spencer, Jimmy Darling, James Patrick March, Rory Monahan, Kai Anderson, Andy Warhol, Marshall Applewhite, David Koresh, Jim Jones, Jesus Christ Himself, Jeff Pfister, and most recently, Austin Sommers. Audiences and critics alike have long admired the actor who helped transform the FX anthology series into a mainstay favorite.
As it stands, no official American Horror Story season 11 cast announcements have been made, so it remains to be seen whether serial returnee Evan Peters will be involved or not. However, Peters’ participation does seem probable considering that the actor, a longtime Los Angeles resident, recently purchased a penthouse in New York, which is where American Horror Story is also set to relocate after years of being based in L.A. This development is the most concrete evidence in support of Peters’ return.
It’s entirely possible, however, that Evan Peters will want to sit out American Horror Story season 11 in its entirety, as was the case during 1984. Peters’ most recent acting role was as the titular real-life serial killer in Ryan Murphy’s upcoming Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, a 10-episode Netflix limited series that was undoubtedly a challenging shoot for its headline actor, given the nature of Dahmer’s crimes. Peters may simply want to take an extended break before pursuing any other acting jobs, especially ones of a darker nature.
Taking into consideration the overwhelmingly negative response that American Horror Story’s most recent offering faced, it’s highly likely that Ryan Murphy will want to course correct for season 11. This hypothetical plan could once again entail the return of favorite AHS stars such as Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and Kathy Bates, this time in a fresh, New York setting. Therefore while Evan Peters isn’t (yet) confirmed to be returning for American Horror Story season 11, his comeback does seem likely.