EXCLUSIVE: Scream Queens breakout Billie Lourd is set as a lead opposite Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters in the upcoming seventh season of Ryan Murphy’s FX anthology series American Horror Story. In addition to returning AHS stars Paulson and Peters, Lourd joins fellow new addition to the horror drama franchise, Billy Eichner.
As usual, details about Lourd’s character are being kept under wraps. Also 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.
Lourd made her TV debut as fan favorite Chanel #3 on Murphy’s Fox horror-comedy anthology series Scream Queens. Murphy is known for assembling a troupe of actors whom he crosses over from one project on his roster to another, including Paulson and Cuba Gooding Jr. (American Crime Story, American Horror Story), Emma Roberts (American Horror Story, Scream Queens), Lea Michele (Glee, Scream Queens) and Matt Bomer (The Normal Heart, AHS).
Lourd, daughter of the late Carrie Fisher and CAA managing director Bryan Lourd, will next be seen opposite Taron Egerton in the feature Billionaire Boys Club and will reprise her role as Lieutenant Connix from Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi, co-starring alongside her mom. She is repped by CAA.