We guarantee this won’t be the only American Horror Story news we post today, as we’re on pins and needles anticipating the announcement of Season 7’s title and release date; there are even hints we may see the entire opening sequence sometime today, possibly premiering at San Diego Comic-Con (currently in full effect). But first, we got word late yesterday from showrunner Ryan Murphy himself that Lena Dunham has come on board.
Thrilled that my talented friend Lena Dunham is joining the AMERICAN HORROR STORY family. Always wanted to work together, and now we r!
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) July 20, 2017
“Thrilled that my talented friend Lena Dunham is joining the AMERICAN HORROR STORY family. Always wanted to work together, and now we r!”
Though this may be Murphy’s first creative collaboration with Dunham, the two have actually been friends for years. While most sources are assuming that Dunham has joined the cast, this isn’t a certainty, as she’s just as well-known as a writer. For those who don’t know her, Dunham is a sometimes-controversial writer, director, producer, and star of the HBO series Girls. She also released a book in 2014 called Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned” and is involved with the feminist newsletter Lenny Letter.
Like I said, expect more AHS news today; we’ll bring you updates on Dunham’s role in Season 7 as details emerge. Stay tuned!