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Look Out For Billie Lourd In The Election-Themed Season Of 'American Horror Story'

Her mother, Carrie Fisher, had strong opinions about the 2016 presidential race.

Billie Lourd will appear in a leading role alongside Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters in the upcoming seventh season of “American Horror Story,” Deadline reported exclusively

The daughter of Carrie Fisher and granddaughter of Debbie Reynolds, both of whom died suddenly in late 2016, stars on producer Ryan Murphy’s horror-comedy “Scream Queens” on Fox as Chanel No. 3. Now, she’s moving onto another Murphy project, sliding into the campy horror anthology he created with Brad Falchuck on FX. 

The news comes one week after “AHS” fans excitedly learned that Billy Eichner would appear in a “heavily recurring” role involving “mysterious tank tops.”

As per usual, further details about Lourd’s and Eichner’s roles in the season, themed around the 2016 election, are being kept under wraps. 

Lourd’s mother, however, would likely have approved her daughter’s career move. A vocal critic of the former Republican presidential candidate, Fisher once tweeted a photo of a hand dryer adorned with the words, “Push button for short speech by Donald Trump” alongside a string of her own descriptors for Trump, including “entitled,” “racist,” “misogynist” and “w/o empathy.”

Last month, Murphy surprised fans by revealing how drama surrounding the 2016 presidential election inspired the show’s upcoming season. Characters corresponding to Trump and Hillary Clinton may provide a backdrop to the action, which starts on Election Night, although how much they appear (if at all) isn’t known. 

A premiere date for new season hasn’t been set but will likely take place this fall.

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