Billy Eichner is perhaps best known for startling random pedestrians, so it makes sense that he’d want to channel his scare tactics into an actual horror show.
Mashable has confirmed that Eichner has been cast in Season 7 of Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story franchise, which begins filming this May.
Eichner’s role is a closely-guarded secret, as with all things AHS, but Deadline reports that he’ll play a close confidant of Sarah Paulson’s character, and “mostly will be wearing mysterious tank tops,” whatever that means. Do the tank tops lurk enigmatically in shadowy alleyways while wearing a fedora? Do they know Billy Eichner’s secrets? Only time will tell!
So far, Paulson and Evan Peters are the only stars from Murphy’s AHS troupe that are confirmed to be returning, and while plot details are scarce, Murphy previously revealed that Season 7 “is going to be about the election that we just went through.” So, basically the most terrifying season yet.
On the subject of Season 7, Murphy recently told THR, “what Im interested in doing is not just the obvious, single-minded point of view but rather express all sides of that equation. What needs to happen in our country now is for people to listen to each other we may not always agree with each other and we may be horrified by what the other side is doing but we have to move toward understanding.”
American Horror Story has been renewed through Season 9, with Season 7 set to debut this fall.
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