‘American Horror Stories’: Matt Bomer, Billie Lourd & John Carroll Lynch Among ‘AHS’ Alums To Return For Hulu Anthology Series, Danny Trejo Confirmed
DEADLINE – American Horror Stories, Hulu’s American Horror Story spinoff anthology series, will welcome some fresh and returning faces. AHS alums Matt Bomer, Billie Lourd and John Carroll Lynch are set to return to the wicked world of Ryan Murphy’s horror franchise as they round out the cast.
On Wednesday Murphy unveiled a slate of actors set to join the series via a social media post. The video listed off the names of participating actors and their roles. Bomer, Lourde and Lynch are set to play Michael, Liv Whitely and Larry Bitterman, respectively. Naomi Grossman will also return to the American Horror Story franchise to take on Rabid Ruth.
American Horror Stories is a weekly hourlong anthology series that will feature a different horror story in each contained episode. The spinoff will premiere exclusively on Hulu July 15. Murphy’s social media post also revealed that Aaron Tveit, Paris Jackson, Madison Bailey and Virginia Garndner and many more will appear throughout the series. Murphy also confirmed that Danny Trejo will join the cast as Santa.
“And this isn’t even the half of it,” Murphy said about the packed cast.
he spin-off anthology series will premiere a little more than a month before American Horror Story returns for its tenth installment, Double Feature. American Horror Stories is set to conclude on Halloween.
American Horror Stories is executive produced by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Alexis Martin Woodall, John J. Gray and Manny Coto.
DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: Billie Lourd is in talks to star with George Clooney and Julia Roberts in Ticket To Paradise, which Ol Parker is directing this fall for Universal Pictures.
Lourd, most recently seen in Booksmart, American Horror Story and the last three Star Wars installments, here plays Wren Butler, a recent University of Chicago graduate who accompanies her best friend Lily to a post graduation jaunt to Bali. Lily’s abrupt decision to marry a Balinese local triggers her parents (Clooney & Roberts) to team to try and stop her from repeating their mistake from 25 years ago. Wren stays in Bali for the engagement/wedding festivities and, in the process, finds her own love with a local doctor. The role of Lily hasn’t yet been set. Parker and Daniel Pipski wrote the script.
Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title will produce alongside Sarah Harvey and Deborah Balderstone. Clooney and Grant Heslov will produce for their Smokehouse Pictures, alongside Red Om Films’ Roberts, Lisa Gillan, and Marisa Yeres Gill.
Senior Executive Vice President of Production Erik Baiers and Director of Development Lexi Barta will oversee the project on behalf of Universal.
Lourd is represented by CAA.
Yesterday, Billie attended the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California (February 8). Congratulations to the Booksmart cast and crew for winning the Best First Feature award!
Public Appearances > Appearances from 2020 > February 08: 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Inside
Public Appearances > Appearances from 2020 > February 08: 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Press Room
On Thursday’s (February 6) episode of Will & Grace, Billie made an appearance to pay tribute to her grandmother, Debbie Reynolds. Screen captures of Billie as Fiona Adler in episode nine, 11×09 – “Bi-Plane.”
Will and Grace decide to intervene when they discover Grace’s niece is dating a bisexual man; Jack gets permission from his husband to sleep with his hall pass; Karen struggles to adapt when her assistant books them on an economy flight.