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Lena Dunham Will Guest on American Horror Story for Its Election-Themed Season

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Ryan Murphy continued his favorite pastime — teasing fans with little hints about American Horror Story season seven — tonight with the news that Lena Dunham is joining the spooky anthology series. Murphy’s tweet announcing the casting choice mentioned that he was “thrilled” and that he always wanted to work with Dunham, but offered no details about her part, leaving readers to guess just how heavily the Girls star will be featured and the nature of her role. Details, including the title of the upcoming 2016 election-themed season, have been mostly kept under wraps. In addition to Dunham, it will star Sarah Paulson, Billie Lourd, Billy Eichner, Colton Haynes, Adina Porter, and others.

Lena Dunham Is Joining American Horror Story