Enjoy the latest season of American Horror Story while you can.

1984 follows five teenagers who become camp counsellors for the summer to escape the wrath of a Los Angeles serial killer called The Night Stalker – only to end up faced with Mr Jingles, who slaughtered nine people at the camp 14 years prior.

While the season has marked a return to the straight-forward, back-to-basics horror that many fans have been longing for – and has received very positive reviews from critics – it’s set to be the shortest American Horror Story season ever.

It’s been confirmed that the finale episode of 1984 is scheduled to air on Thursday 14 November, meaning this season will consist of only nine episodes.

For reference, Murder House had 12 episodes, Asylum had 13 episodes, Coven had 13 episodes, Freakshow had 13 episodes, Hotel had 12 episodes, Roanoke had 10 episodes, Cult had 11 episodes, and last year’s Apocalypse had 10 episodes.

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Fan favourite Sarah Paulson has sadly confirmed that she won’t be making a much-rumoured cameo in the season, but leaked set photos recently revealed that Dylan McDermott – who appeared in Murder House and Asylum – will be returning.

American Horror Story airs Thursdays at 10pm on FOX in the UK. You can also catch up on NOW TV.