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‘American Horror Story’: Billy Eichner Cast In Season 7 Of FX Anthology Series

Ryan Murphy is known for making out-of-the-box casting choices on FX’s American Horror Story. The latest is actor-comedian Billy Eichner, best known for his popular man-on-the street series Billy on the Street.

Eichner is joining American Horror Story‘s upcoming seventh season in a heavily recurring role opposite returning AHS franchise stars Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters.

As usual, details about Eichner’s character are being kept under wraps, but sources say he is playing a close confidant of Paulson’s character and mostly will be wearing mysterious tank tops. I hear Eichner will be in six or seven of the 11 episodes in Season 7, which begins shooting in May.

Little is known about the premise of the new AHS installment beyond the fact that it is set in the aftermath of the recent presidential election, with the first episode taking place on Election Night.

Murphy previously cast Lady Gaga in American Horror Story: Hotel, which earned her a Golden Globe award. The same installment also featured an arc by New Girl funnyman Max Greenfield.

As an actor, Eichner stars in the Hulu comedy series Difficult People and previously co-starred on NBC’s Parks & Recreation.

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  1. Sensaon Mar 28, 2017 9:24 am


  2. Mikieon Mar 28, 2017 9:36 am

    I wish people would stop trying to make this guy happen. He’s so irritating. His Man on the Street segments are only funny when the other person is funny, and he can’t carry a scene. He thinks yelling and having a pouty face is the way to convey feeling.

  3. Plzon Mar 28, 2017 10:03 am

    Shark jumped….

  4. Anonymouson Mar 28, 2017 10:07 am

    And by Ugh, I’m assuming you mean AMAZING!

  5. Jameson Mar 28, 2017 10:16 am

    Scraping the bottom of the barrel

  6. Nateon Mar 28, 2017 11:22 am

    Early April Fools?

  7. Franklin Minton Mar 28, 2017 11:54 am

    Last season of AHS was sooo bad.

    • Adamon Mar 28, 2017 4:00 pm

      I thought it was the only good season since season two.

    • on Mar 28, 2017 6:08 pm

      I sooooooo agree!!!!!!

      • Anonymouson Mar 29, 2017 12:57 pm

        Agreed! It was the season that made the most sense.

  8. williamon Mar 28, 2017 12:39 pm

    So the Horror of the storyline is this guy running around being annoying?

    • Kymon Mar 28, 2017 6:31 pm


  9. mommyincoloron Mar 28, 2017 2:07 pm

    Me and my daughter are huge AHS fans and we also worship Billy Eichner so we’re happy about this!!!

  10. on Mar 28, 2017 2:43 pm

    So they’re going for campy this time around?

  11. Jack EOon Mar 28, 2017 2:51 pm

    It’s a stretch to call Billy’s show on TruTV “popular.” Have you seen the ratings? Weak.

  12. jjon Mar 28, 2017 4:35 pm

    Love that he’s been cast. “Difficult People” is hilarious.

  13. on Mar 28, 2017 6:13 pm

    Last season was terrible. If season 7 is anything like 6……I am done with AHS!!!!

    • on Mar 29, 2017 11:18 am

      Me too. Glorified torture is not what I would consider entertainment.

  14. ken atwoodon Mar 28, 2017 6:14 pm

    i liked ahs hotel series. It was dark but great.

    • on Mar 28, 2017 8:51 pm

      Agree totally

  15. Kymon Mar 28, 2017 6:24 pm

    First of all I don’t know what happened to AHS last season but that was a joke! Did Ryan Murphy fall and bump his head? That did me in, I am done!

  16. Anthonyon Mar 29, 2017 9:57 am

    Love Billy love his show on Hulu. Difficult People great cast really smart writing
    and The Great Andrea Martin(Edith Prickly and Mrs. Falvo)
    I can not wait for the new season of AHS and Billy’s addition to an already exceptional cast.

  17. Yokoon Apr 6, 2017 7:39 pm

    He´s sooo annoying. How the hell he became an actor or “comedian”? I don´t understand why Hollywood keep giving opportunities to such people and ignoring real talent