Ryan Murphy's American Horror Story Season 7 reunion tour continues, as the creative force behind Cult announced via Instagram that actress Emma Roberts (We're The Millers, Scream Queens) would be joining the show's seventh season in an undisclosed role. Roberts previously appeared in Coven and Freakshow, the third and fourth seasons of the FX anthology series.
Roberts's hiring continues Murphy's practice of bringing past actors from previous seasons for new roles. As previously announced, American Horror Story: Cult will also include returning cast members Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Adina Porter, and Cheyenne Jackson. New cast members for this season include Billie Lourd (Scream Queens), Billy Eichner (Difficult People), Colton Haynes (Arrow), Leslie Grossman (Nip/Tuck), Alison Pill (The Newsroom) and Lena Dunham (Girls).
American Horror Story: Cult is using the 2016 election as an inspiration and backdrop for the story, beginning with the night of the election itself. While the turbulent election might serve as the season's theme, Murphy wants viewers to know that if they're expecting to see Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump portrayed, that's not exactly the case.
American Horror Story: Cult premieres on Tuesday, September 5th on FX.