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This article will be updated regularly with new casting information for American Horror Story Season 7.

American Horror Story has been scaring #TV viewers out of their skin for six years now but, despite its age, the series has never ran out of steam or felt stale. This is likely due to the unique anthology format of the show which allows AHS to change theme, location and cast each season,which helps the series maintain the element of surprise as well as making the storylines unpredictable.

After concluding its sixth season — subtitled Roanoke — two months ago, there is a seventh season on the way later this year. It was also recently confirmed that FX has renewed American Horror Story for an eighth and ninth season, so brace yourselves for plenty more brutal stabbings, gory killings, raunchy bathtub scenes and campy musical numbers because AHS isn't going anywhere.

With the seventh season approaching, all we want to know is what the theme will be. However, we may not have to wait very long to find out as, during his appearance at the Television Critics Association, series creator Ryan Murphy talked about the plans he has for the upcoming season. Murphy said that while there will be a little secrecy surrounding the upcoming season's theme, it won't be as guarded as Roanoke was last year.

Last year was successful. I don’t know if we’ll do it again. I think maybe we’ll release some of it earlier than we did.

He also confirmed that Season 7 will take place in modern day and that two cast members that will be returning to AHS. Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters, both of whom have been significantly important to almost every season thus far, will be starring in Season 7.

I haven’t even cast it yet — except for Sarah and Evan. It’s a modern-day story. That’s all I can say.

While the theme is important, the most important thing about American Horror Story is its cast. Over the years, AHS has been home to some of the biggest names in Hollywood and icons such as Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates have won awards for their portrayal of certain AHS characters. With Season 7 mere months away, let's take a look at all of the confirmed cast members and what roles they could be.

Evan Peters

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Role: TBA

American Horror Story made a star out of Evan Peters when he starred as Tate Langdon in the series creepy first season. Ever since then, Peters has taken part in every season of the show, playing a wildly different character each season and his performance as James Patrick March in Hotel has become iconic.

Regardless of the role, Peters has been a vital part of each season which is why there was a bit of an outcry when he (finally) showed up on Roanoke only to be killed off — twice. Playing actor Rory Monahan who played Edward Phillipe Mott in My Roanoke Nightmare, both characters came to a grisly and disturbing end. While Peters' did make up for his short appearance with a couple of steamy scenes that made us hot under the collar, fans were not happy with his three episode stint.

We couldn't be happier that Peters is back for Season 7 and, as much as we did love Rory Monahan, let's hope he'll have more to do this time around. With his return confirmed so early, it's likely that he'll be playing a big part and we can't wait to find what it is. Watch this space!

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Sarah Paulson

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Role: TBA

Sarah Paulson has been a mainstay of American Horror Story since Murder House and is one of the only cast members to play multiple characters in the same season. Her Asylum character Lana Winters — who recently popped up in the Roanoke finale — put her on the map and cemented her place as one of the strongest actors within the show.

Hot off her Emmy and Golden Globe winning performance as Marcia Clark in Ryan Murphy's The People Vs OJ: American Crime Story, Paulson delivered a phenomenal performance in Roanoke as actress Audrey Tindall and her fictional role Shelby Miller in the Roanoke Nightmare documentary.

With a recent Golden Globe to add to her mantle, not to mention the fact that Season 2 of American Crime Story has now been postponed until 2018, Paulson will likely have a key role in the seventh season of AHS. Since Jessica Lange departed from the series following Freak Show, Paulson has been largely responsible for keeping the show alive and we can't wait to find out more about what her role will be in Season 7.

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A brand new year brings a brand new season of American Horror Story and with it comes all of the speculation as to what theme the show will tackle next. Roanoke re-invented #AHS and it looks like Season 7 is set to do the same. With Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters' names officially attached to the 'modern-day' project, it looks like we're going to be in for one hell of a ride. But which of AHS's illustrious cast members will be joining them? Check back here regularly and we'll let you know!

Which of American Horror Story's illustrious cast members would you like to see return for Season 7? Tell us in the comment section below.

[Source: Entertainment Weekly]