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Lena Dunham to join cast of ‘American Horror Story’

'Internet teens are way harsh, Tai.'


Christine Friar


Posted on Jul 20, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 11:16 pm CDT

American Horror Story is about to get wild.

On Twitter Wednesday evening, show creator and producer Ryan Murphy shared a cast announcement: Lena Dunham will be joining Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Billie Lourd, and Billy Eichner in the season 7 cast.

Since Girls wrapped a few months ago, Dunham has mostly made headlines for drama over her dogs—so the collaboration is an upgrade in that sense—but AHS fans have been less-than-impressed, to say the least.

“I’ve watched every single AHS, even when the episodes started getting corny af,” one fan tweeted. “What I’m NOT gon do is watch Lena Dunham ANYTHING.”

People on Twitter seemed to share the same sentiment.

While Dunham hasn’t tweeted about Murphy’s announcement yet, she did tweet about “internet teens” being “way harsh, Tai” a few hours afterward.

There’s not a whole lot of information yet about what the new season’s theme is, or where (or when!) the characters may be, so this casting announcement is all fans have to work with for the time being.

The new season of American Horror Story is set to premiere in September.

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*First Published: Jul 20, 2017, 12:55 pm CDT