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.
Emma is celebrating her birthday today (February 10). I’d like to wish a Happy Birthday to Emma!
Emma Roberts Cuts Hair to Mark End of Scream Queens
On Scream Queens, Emma Roberts‘ hair is perhaps as iconic as her character, Chanel. Her long, bright blonde strands have become as much of a mainstay on the show as her trademark lines — but now, she looks noticeably different. Yesterday, we got our first glimpse of Emma after life as Chanel, thanks to Instagram. Celebrity hairstylist Ryan Trygstad took her from lengthy extensions to a trimmed lob.
“Getting rid of #chanel #screamqueens,” he wrote. “Time for a little trim to bring @emmaroberts for her character Chanel back to Emma.” Emma retained her signature shade of sunny blonde, which we previously found out she maintains with regular Olaplex treatments. But, instead of a mermaid-length mane, she now sports a cut that dips just below her shoulders, with the ends of her hair curling in ever so slightly. “Eye think eye love you,” she wrote in the caption of her reveal. We think we love your new ‘do too, Emma!