Ryan Murphy has made a “Popular” casting choice for the next season of “American Horror Story.”
“American Horror Story” co-creator Murphy announced Monday that he has added “Popular” alum Leslie Grossman to the cast of the FX series’ seventh season, which will be themed around the 2016 election.
“My friend Leslie Grossman is joining this season of American Horror Story,” Murphy wrote. “One of the funniest and most talented ladies I know. Congrats Ms Leslie G!”
In keeping with his traditionally tight-lipped approach to upcoming seasons of “American Horror Story” offered nothing in the way of details for Grossman’s character.
In addition to “Popular” and “What I Like About You,” Grossman’s television credits include Murphy’s previous FX series “Nip/Tuck,” appearing as Bliss Berger in three episodes.
Murphy has said in the past that the next season of the series will involve the most recent presidential election.
However, how that will play out is still a mystery, and last season Murphy and FX went the extra mile in throwing viewers off the trail, using deliberately misleading teasers to promote the sixth season of the show.
“[Murphy and Stephanie Gibbons, FX head of marketing and on-air promotions] went out and made many more trailers than you’ve actually seen for hypothetical seasons of ‘American Horror Story,’ meaning different genres and different places,” FX Networks CEO John Landgraf told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour last summer. “And one of them is accurate, and the others are just misdirects.”