“Thrilled that my talented friend Lena Dunham is joining the AMERICAN HORROR STORY family,” Murphy wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. “Always wanted to work together, and now we r!”
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
Some fans of the show were shocked by Murphy’s casting announcement.
— Nick Hautman (@nickhautman) July 20, 2017
— brotato salad (@maggisux) July 20, 2017
If Ryan was trying to scare us he succeeded
— Yara (@ysalazar11) July 20, 2017
— Hannah Covington (@DoulaHannah) July 20, 2017
Others rejected his decision to include Dunham in the upcoming season.
AHS is cancelled until further notice pic.twitter.com/opVx41QoRX
— jada (@pureangelus) July 20, 2017
bye AHS it was fun while it lasted pic.twitter.com/CaIO0bNSqA
— Alex Terveer (@alexpaiget13) July 20, 2017
— Victoria Calvanico (@VicSin13) July 20, 2017
rip ahs pic.twitter.com/hWGDHVegio
— abby (@supremebates) July 20, 2017
— m 🎃👻🍓 (@fairytale_bliss) July 20, 2017
— Brandon Gates (@TheBGates) July 20, 2017
— мegαи♛ (@Swensicle) July 20, 2017
Lena Dunham? More like Lena DO NOT.
— Mary DiPasquale (@MaryDiPasqal3) July 20, 2017
Some fans of the actress were excited about the news.
— Toney (@heyimtoney) July 20, 2017
Earlier this year, Dunham wrapped her HBO series Girls, which she created and starred in for six seasons.
Other new additions to the AHS cast this season include Scream Queens actress Billie Lourde and actor-comedian Billy Eichner.
Murphy appeared on Watch What Happens Live in February and revealed that the next instalment of the horror series will cover the 2016 U.S. election.
“I don’t have a title, but the season that we begin shooting in June is going to be about the election that we just went through. I think that will be interesting for a lot of people,” Murphy told host Andy Cohen.
The new season’s title will be announced Thursday according to Murphy.
Official American Horror Story Season 7 title will be revealed Thursday July 20. And suddenly… it will all make sense.
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) July 11, 2017