American Horror Story taps Colton Haynes as one of its newest cast members for the upcoming seventh season of the hit franchise. The actor has had a slew of TV credits under his name including notable roles in The CW's Arrow, as well as, MTV's Teen Wolf. He also appeared in the recently released Scarlett Johansson dark comedy film, Rough Night.
Following a string of extremely successful seasons of different settings and premises, fans are eagerly anticipating what is next for the horror anthology show. The yet-to-be-titled season 7 of American Horror Story, however, is keeping specific information regarding the upcoming outing of the show on the down low. Creator Ryan Murphy previously confirmed that the new narrative will be somehow connected to American Horror Story: Freak Show although set in contemporary times. He also belatedly added that the story for the new iteration will revolve around the 2016 U.S. Election. And although no one will be playing Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the two former Presidential candidates would be seen on screen to highlight the divide on the country's political spectrum.
The casting announcement came straight from Murphy as the TV producer posted a photo of a bloodied head shot of Haynes on his official Instagram account. "Welcome to American Horror Story, Colton Haynes," he wrote. Fans quickly flocked to the post with various welcoming greetings for Haynes, expressing their excitement about what is in store for him and his secret character in American Horror Story 7.
This is not the first time that Haynes will be working with Murphy. The two previously collaborated on the Fox comedy horror series, Scream Queens, which unfortunately was canceled after just two seasons.
Haynes is in the same boat with franchise newbies Billy Eichner, Billie Lourd (who starred in Scream Queens) and Leslie Grossman. The Billy on the Street host's role is said to be connected to series veteran, Sarah Paulson's character, and he will appear in six or seven episodes in the entirety of the season. Aside from Paulson, other returning actors to the franchise are Evan Peters, Adina Porter, and Cheyenne Jackson. Unfortunately, while Lady Gaga has expressed her interest in joining the upcoming season, her pre-scheduled tour and film project will keep her busy for the rest of the year leaving no time for American Horror Story 7.
American Horror Story season 7 premieres this September on FX.
Source: Ryan Murphy