American Horror Story season 7 remains shrouded in mystery. We know that it’s about the 2016 Presidential Election and we know that fictionalized versions of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are set to appear, but we still don’t know who the lead characters will be or what supernatural (or otherwise) menace will be at the core of the story.
That hasn’t stopped creator Ryan Murphy from posting cryptic hints on Instagram for the last couple of weeks though, previously teasing us with a drawing of a horrific elephant/clown/zombie thing and a pretty vague picture of the back of someone’s head, with blue hair. Connecting these dots requires some Sherlockian leaps of ingenuity and who knows whether they’ll pay off or not?
Fortunately, his latest post is a little more straightforward, hyping up the presence of new cast member Billie Lourd:
Lourd is, of course, no stranger to horror, having appeared in Fox horror/comedy show Scream Queens. She’s also familiar to Star Wars fans as Carrie Fisher’s daughter, and because she’s played Resistance junior controller Lieutenant Connix in The Force Awakens and the upcoming The Last Jedi.
Is Lourd the mysterious women with blue hair we’ve seen in Murphy’s previous Instagram posts? Right now signs point to no – if only because she’s got her hair dyed a fetching shade of silver in this pic, plus the neck of the mystery blue-haired person seems a little too thick for her. Whoever she’s playing, the political minefield that Murphy’s strolling into with this season of American Horror Story means anticipation is higher than usual, if only because people are insanely curious to see how he approaches Donald Trump on network TV.