Lena Dunham Joins ‘American Horror Story’ Season 7

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American Horror Story” Season 7 is adding a new “Girl” to its cast.

Lena Dunham is joining the FX horror anthology, co-creator Ryan Murphy announced in a tweet on Wednesday evening.

“Thrilled that my talented friend Lena Dunham is joining the AMERICAN HORROR STORY family,” he wrote. “Always wanted to work together, and now we r!”


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Additional details about Dunham’s role have not yet been revealed. The title of “AHS” Season 7, which Murphy previously revealed will be inspired by the 2016 presidential election, will be announced on Thursday.

Previously announced cast members include “AHS” veterans Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters, as well as franchise newcomers Billie Lourd (who worked with Murphy on “Scream Queens”) and “Billy on the Street’s” Billy Eichner. Beyond that, however, Murphy and FX have unsurprisingly revealed little about the upcoming season, with Murphy most recently dropping a clue in the form of a nightmarish bee-filled photo on his Instagram.

Dunham wrapped her HBO series “Girls,” which she created and starred in for six seasons, earlier this year. “AHS” is no stranger to bringing in starry names — Jessica Lange starred in the anthology for its first four seasons, and Lady Gaga joined the cast for its fifth and sixth seasons.

Variety has reached out to FX for additional details.

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  1. Kaisa says:

    dam mit. Well unless she’s an episode one casualty I guess this is one season I won’t be watching.

  2. Jim Pitts says:

    May she die in episode 1…..I’ll start watching with episode 2…….

  3. Darryl says:

    O.J. was paroled today; would rather hang out with O.J. than watch Lena Dunham.

  4. Gobblygook says:

    Hey, Murph! If you don’t want to bothered with the show anymore, why don’t you just cancel it?

  5. Ulysses says:

    Just when you thought that show had jumped the shark and couldn’t possibly get lower ratings, they pull this pathetic stunt and install one of America’s most hated women. What dumb asses.

  6. Moose says:

    Murphy’s such an idiot. No one wants to see this dumb woman. The show is barely surviving now. Stupid move, Dunham’s a moron.

  7. :) says:

    So is Lena going to be cast as herself?

  8. eewww says:

    this show is now off the dvr scheduler. this woman is VILE. will NEVER WATCH

  9. Ascroft says:

    Another dumb ass move by Ryan Murphy.

  10. Niki says:

    Wow! A lot of Lena Dunham haters.. I happen to think she’s great I loved (Girls).. I’m looking forward to watching this season hope its good, last couple seasons have been a bore

  11. Lena dunham says:

    I hate her so much. Will never watch season 7. You just lost a fan.

  12. SR says:

    Noooooo! I was already on the fence about watching Season 7, but now I think they’ve lost me.

  13. QW says:

    Now it really is a horror show. DISASTER!!!!!

  14. sta says:

    this is a complete disaster !!! i’m done with AHS ! shame on you ryan !!

  15. Selena says:

    Well hopefully she gets killed off in episode 1.

  16. I will no longer watch AHS.

  17. JessicaRenton says:

    Great choice Ryan! You rock!!! I have missed Lena ever since Girls has ended, so I’m thrilled that she will join AHS, another one of my favorite show! Go Lena!!!!

  18. Me says:

    The should have put a spoiler alert in the headline, because now now clearly know who the monster of the season is. On the upside they’ll save a small fortune on makeup and prosthetics.

  19. Jane📩 says:

    Horing himself to get a few fans 🍔

    • Ugh says:

      The irony though is that lean Dunham has no fans… Lol!

      (Okay, she has like 2 fans. But is losing 20000000 fans worth gaining two weirdos living out in some nudist colony? I would think not!)

  20. Glen Martin says:

    No 👎 Did they have to cast this no talent actress on the show I was looking forward to seeing this show I hope she’s not part of the main cast

  21. biscoito18 says:

    Horrible casting. Ryan Murphy should be ashamed of welcoming her. I guess that they’ve lost their minds with this election madness. Liberal lunatics.

    • How many times are you going to post this exact same comment on different websites that post this announcement?

      • Moose says:

        Hey LOL, I like your post. A lot!

      • lol says:

        You tell him, QW haha! :) :)

        That said, coming from an independent who is a liberal and conservative mix… Please, biscoito18, while your comment cracks me up… Please don’t compare all the normal & lovely liberal people out there to Hillary & her fringe group of weirdos. While I didn’t (I voted for Gary! :D), most people who are liberals didn’t like Hillary. They were only scared into voting her because of the nonstop agenda being pushed out to try make Trump look like the devil on earth (which that poor guy is certainly not – even though he is obviously a moron who has no idea what he is doing as president!). Also, there were many liberals who voted for Trump as a vote against Hillary. And there were liberals who voted independent. And it’s important to remember that literally half the country, whether they see themselves as liberals or conservatives of whatever, DID NOT VOTE. (Sorry for the capital letters – it was for emphasis not for shouting lol! (: ) But anyways, only 20% of the country voted for Hillary. Which is barely nobody. (That’s the real popular vote for you!) Therefore, please don’t relate liberals to Lena Dunham as all Lena is representative of is her own strange & mentally unstable self. Thanks :)

      • QW says:

        Andrew, go to your safe spot. people can post as much as they want to as many websites as they want.

  22. deridealldems says:

    I’ll be skipping this season of AHS. The repulsive pigmutt, Lena Dunham, will tank this show.

  23. Siouxiesque says:

    Show has officially jumped the sharknado.

  24. Shelia says:

    I just removed AHS from my TiVO programming.

  25. worthymagic says:

    Lousy actress and a horrible woman. A horror story all by herself.

  26. Burro b says:

    Overrated actress. Go away.

  27. MWinger says:

    I’ve watched every season with anticipation, maybe not so much the last two seasons with an overrated Lady Gaga. I draw the line with disgusting Lena Dunham.

  28. CJB says:

    I can see it now, Lena Dunham is the “American Horror Story”!

  29. John Miller says:

    She is a horror! So, she’s found the right place. :-)

  30. Faye Canoes says:

    Two big thumbs down. – Way down.

  31. Steve says:


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