AMERICAN Horror Story: 1984 has been confirmed as the shortest series yet – as finale date is announced.
The Ryan Murphy anthology series will consist of just nine episodes, making it the shortest instalment yet.
The series is five episodes in, with the finale scheduled to air on Thursday, November 14.
The news means 1984 is four episodes less than previous seasons Asylum, Coven and Freak Show, which had 13 each.
Meanwhile Murder House and Hotel each comprised of 12 episodes.
Completing the anthology, Cult had 11 episodes, while Roanoke and 2018’s Apocalypse each had 10.
Fans not only have to deal with less episodes, but they also had to digest the news that longtime AHS collaborator Sarah Paulson will not be making a cameo appearance in 1984.
This means it will be the first series that the 44-year-old hasn’t been part of the cast.
The Hollywood Reporter previously revealed how Sarah had confirmed the news while on a panel at the 2019 New Yorker Festival.
The decision is most likely down to her hectic schedule, with Sarah currently working on the One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest prequel series Ratched.
She is also involved in another American Crime Story project, called Impeachment, which is set for release next year.
The series will focus on the infamous Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton affair drama, with Sarah playing Linda Tripp, who played a significant role in getting President Clinton impeached.
Ryan Murphy is an executive producer on the American Crime Story anthology, and worked with Sarah on series one; The People V O.J. Simpson, in which she played prosecutor Marcia Clark.