You don’t always get what you want but sometimes you DO get something you definitely never asked for like, in this case, Lena Dunham starring in the seventh season of Ryan Murphy’s “American Horror Story.”
Murphy, who was inexplicably given permission to create the short-lived horror parody “Scream Queens”, announced the move on Twitter.
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
The teaser trailer for the seventh season was released Thursday. It features dozens of very serious clowns rocking back and forth while a young woman with blue hair seems to play with the idea of joining them. A tempting draw, to be sure.
There’s no subject more simultaneously chilling and compelling than cults so Murphy’s decision to dedicate a season to it seems belated. After three positively gripping seasons, Murphy fell off with Season Four’s carnival theme and has yet to have found the kind of success he saw with, for example, the season where Lily Rabe’s character was possessed by the devil (more of THAT please, Mr. Murphy).
“AHS: Cult” will premiere on September 5th.
Becky Scott is the editor of The Schmooze. Follow her on Twitter, @arr_scott