Dunham joins previously announced AHS newcomers Colton Haynes, Billy Eichner, and former Screams Queens star and daughter of the late Carrie Fisher, star Billie Lourd. American Horror Story veterans Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Cheyenne Jackson have been confirmed to return, though Lady Gaga - who appeared in both 2015's Hotel and last year's Roanoke - will not be returning for a third outing with the series owing to her musical commitments. Murphy, who has also brought us Glee, American Crime Story, and Feud, has been teasing bits and pieces about the upcoming season on his Instagram account, including the return of Freak Show's Twisty the Clown and a brand new, elephant-inspired monster.
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
He previously revealed that the title for the upcoming season will be revealed today (July 20). "Official American Horror Story Season 7 title will be revealed Thursday July 20. And suddenly... it will all make sense." During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen earlier this year, Murphy said “The season we begin shooting in June is going to be about the election that we just went through. So I think that will be interesting for a lot of people.” Stay tuned to find out what we can expect from the craziest show on TV. More stories: Tom Daley to front television appeal for brain tumour charity ‘Teen Wolf’ star Ryan Kelley channels Justin Bieber in NSFW ocean bum picture