‘American Horror Story’ Casts Billie Lourd in Lead Role for Season 7

Billie Lourd, the daughter of the late Carrie Fisher, lands a leading role in Season 7 of "American Horror Story."


American Horror Story will have a new cast member on board for its seventh season. According to a report by Deadline.com’s Nellie Andreeva, Scream Queens star Billie Lourd is set to star in a lead role alongside AHS veterans Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters.

So far, the only information known about Season 7 is that it will focus on the most recent election in the United States. According to a report by HollywoodReporter.com’s Lesley Goldberg, show-runner Ryan Murphy said the focus is on people without a voice.

“All of the stuff that I’m developing now is going to be about illuminating and highlighting people who don’t have a voice in our culture,” Murphy said. “People who are ignored by the current administration and who are afraid and feel terrorized that their lives are going to be taken away.”

Lourd has previously worked with Murphy on Scream Queens. The 24-year-old will reprise her role as Lieutenant Connix in Star Wars: The Last Jedi alongside her late mother, Carrie Fisher. Meanwhile, Murphy is busy with the next season of American Crime Story, which centers on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and Feud, which stars Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon.