Emma Roberts is returning to “American Horror Story” with the new season, “Cult.”
Roberts is the latest “AHS” alum and member of the Ryan Murphy repertory to be cast in “Cult,” which marks the seventh season of the FX franchise.
“American Horror Story” creator Murphy announced the news of Roberts’ return on Instagram, writing, “Look who showed up on the set of ‘Cult’ looking glamorous and ready for action.” Roberts posted the same exact photo on her Instagram with the caption: “I’ve joined #ahscult will you?”
FX also confirmed with Variety that Roberts is indeed returning to “AHS” Season 7.
In the photo, Roberts is sporting darker-colored hair and is wearing a beige trench coat over a white outfit with a very large knife in hand.
If Murphy’s caption of being “on set” is any indication, it’s safe to assume the outfit in the photo is one of Roberts’ costumes, giving away clues of her character’s aesthetic, at the very least — which for “AHS” is worth something, given the series’ history of keeping details on lockdown.
The cast of “American Horror Story: Cult” is shaping up, but little details of the plot are known at this time, other than the season somehow being inspired by the 2016 presidential election. Along with Roberts, returning “AHS” actors include Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson. Newcomers include Billie Lourd, who starred with Roberts on Murphy’s “Scream Queens,” plus Billy Eichner and Lena Dunham.
Roberts starred on “Scream Queens” for two seasons, before it was cancelled by Fox. Prior, she had appeared on the third and fourth seasons of “American Horror Story,” “Coven” and “Freak Show.”
The “Cult” title was revealed last month at Comic-Con where the premiere date was also announced: Sept. 5.
As expected, Scream Queens has been canceled at Fox after two seasons. The show will definitely be missed! Fortunately, Emma does have some new projects coming up!
“We have no plans at this point to go back there and tell more stories,” co-chairman and CEO Gary Newman told reporters Monday.
It appears to be the end of the road for Scream Queens.
On a conference call with reporters Monday to discuss its fall schedule, Fox co-chairman and CEO Gary Newman confirmed that there are no plans to bring back Ryan Murphy’s comedy-horror anthology series.
“Scream Queens was an anthological series,” Newman said. “It feels as if it was a compete story. We have no plans at this point to go back there and tell more stories so we won’t be seeing Scream Queens this season.”
Not even one of the most powerful showrunners working in TV could keep the softly rated Scream Queens on the air. Though it had a following, one Fox brass emphasized was young and heavily multiplatform, linear ratings were weak, the second season of Scream Queens only averaged a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49 and 2.3 million viewers with live-plus-seven returns.
Scream Queens was one of the first big swings for Fox TV Group chairmen Dana Walden and Newman. They gave the 20th TV horror-comedy a straight-to-series order shortly after assuming control of the broadcast network. But it never quite lived up to all of the promotion.
The starry cast should be fine. Billie Lourd, for one, has already lined up a role in the upcoming seventh installment of Murphy’s American Horror Story, and Lea Michele is starring in the ABC comedy The Mayor, among others. And weep not for Murphy. He has a half-dozen thriving anthologies on cable sibling FX, in addition to the procedural drama 911, which was picked up to series by Fox last week.
Emma attended the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of The In-Between Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City (May 1). Emma looked beautiful as always! And she wore a Diane Von Furstenberg gown!
Emma attended two Coachella events on April 15! She attended “The Hyde Away” hosted by Republic Records & SBE, presented by Hudson and Bare Minerals. Emma also attended the REVOLVE Desert House with Moët & Chandon. Check out the photos below!
Public Appearances > Appearances from 2017 > April 15: REVOLVE Desert House at Coachella with Moet & Chandon – Day 1
Emma has been featured in the spring issue of Who What Wear! Check out the stunning photoshoot in the gallery, and the article below.
Emma announced that she is starting a book club with her friend Karah Preiss. The book club is called Belletrist and you can view Emma’s interview with author Joan Didion on their website. Also check out Emma’s essay on how she fell in love with Joan’s writing. You can also keep up to date with the book club by signing up for emails on their site and also by following them on Instagram!
Good morning ☀️ I'm so excited to finally share @belletrist with you! You guys know I love to read 📚 I'm constantly posting what I'm reading and wanting to know what you're reading! So @kpreiss and I thought why not start a #bookclub where we can all read and discuss together in one place? Come read with us @belletrist #belletristbabe 💕 more surprises to come…
I’ve added some photos of Emma attending a screening of The Blackcoat’s Daughter hosted by A24 and DirecTV with The Cinema Society at Jimmy At The James Hotel in New York City (March 22). Emma is wearing a Chloe dress.
If you follow Emma on Instagram, you may have noticed that Emma has a new project coming up! The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed the new project. Emma will be starring in the romantic comedy, In a Relationship, with Michael Angarano.
The project is based on the short film with the same name, which starred Dakota Johnson that Boyd also wrote and directed.
Scream Queens star Emma Roberts and The Knick’s Michael Angarano have wrapped starring turns in the romantic comedy In a Relationship.
Dree Hemingway and The OA breakout Patrick Gibson are also starring in the indie, which Sam Boyd wrote and directed.
The project is based on the short film with the same name, which starred Dakota Johnson that Boyd also wrote and directed. It garnered more than 800,000 views after premiering on Vogue’s digital channel in 2015 and followed two couples who find themselves in opposite stages of love.
Jay Ellis, Janet Montgomery, Greta Lee, Gayle Rankin, Sasha Spielberg, Andre Hyland, Domo Genesis, Luka Jones and Melora Walters round out the cast.
“In my relationship and in my friends’ relationships, the problems that arise are usually simple: we love each other but I’m me, and you’re you,” Boyd said. “It was important to me to make a film about the things that really come between young people – what they really fight about and what they’re really afraid of.”
Boyd is producing with Jorge Garcia Castro, David Hunter, and Ross Putman alongside 2 Friends Media founders Sergio Cortes Gomez and Andres Icaza Ballesteros.
Roberts is an exec producer as is Karah Preiss. David Sweeney is a co-exec producer.
CAA packaged the film and is repping sales.
Roberts last starred in the thriller Nerve, with James Franco, and has several movies in the can, including The Billionaire Boys Club with Taron Egerton. She is repped by CAA and Sweeney Entertainment.
I’ve added some photos of Emma attending the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter. The event was held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California (February 26). Emma attended the party with with Evan Peters.
Emma attended the 89th Annual Academy Awards held at the Hollywood & Highland Center (February 26).