American Horror Story has been full of releases as of late, especially with new characters and guest appearances.
After its theme release for the upcoming season, the last few weeks have been full of speculation, promo photos, and most importantly, a cast list. FX’s official AHS: Cult site has posted update after update of information, and the cast list officially includes actors Billy Eichner, Colton Haynes, Cheyenne Jackson, Billie Lourd and Alison Pill. Respectively, they will be playing Harrison Wilton, Detective Samuels, Dr. Rudy Vincent, Winter Anderson and Ivy-Mayfair Richards.
The plot hasn’t necessarily been released, but the audience can start putting together a narrative based on the photos released, all including creepy clowns lurking around corners and under beds and in meat freezers. You can take a look at the images here.
The actors themselves seem as excited as the fans, especially the culturally obsessed Billy Eichner, star of his Emmy-nominated show Billy on the Street and co-star of his Hulu original series with Julie Klausner, Difficult People. After all that, the role seems a bit out of his niche, but maybe it’s just right since most of his content is completely based on pop culture.
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT. SEPTEMBER ON FX. pic.twitter.com/fKlHStK0sQ— billy eichner (@billyeichner) August 3, 2017
None of the names or characters have context for the new season yet, except that there’s some kind of mystery to be solved, based on the need for a detective. But just like the past few seasons, nothing is really ever revealed until the end. And then Scream Queens comes along and kind of steals some AHS thunder? Just something I’ve noticed. What’s interesting this season is that one of the Scream Queens herself, Billie Lourd, will portray something important and terrifying, which seems to be the role she’s been going for. Good on her, because she'll kill it.
We’ll see if the pattern holds this fall on Sept. 5 on FX.
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