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American Horror Story: Billie Lourd to Star in Election-Themed Season 7

TVLine logo TVLine 4/6/2017 Dave Nemetz
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Another Ryan Murphy alum has joined the American Horror Story repertory company.

Scream Queens‘ Billie Lourd will star in the upcoming Season 7 of FX’s horror anthology, our sister site Deadline is reporting. As is typical with all things AHS, Lourd’s role is not being revealed at this point. But we do know next season will be set in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, with the premiere taking place on Election Night. (And hey, she would make a pretty good Ivanka Trump, wouldn’t she?)

Lourd has played the earmuff-clad Chanel #3 on Murphy’s Fox horror-comedy Scream Queens for the past two seasons; that role was actually her on-screen debut. After two low-rated seasons, though, Queens looks headed for cancellation. (A Season 3 renewal is currently “a long-shot,” according to TVLine’s Renewal Scorecard.) Lourd also has a role as Lieutenant Connix in the current Star Wars sequels; her mother was the late Carrie Fisher.

AHS veterans Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters have already signed on to join the cast of Season 7, slated to debut this fall — along with series newcomer Billy Eichner.

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