Colton Haynes Joins 'American Horror Story' Season 7
Colton Haynes has joined the cast of American Horror Story Season 7.
Series creator Ryan Murphy announced Tuesday on Instagram that the 28-year-old actor will star in the FX show's new, election-themed season.
"Welcome to American Horror Story, Colton Haynes," he captioned a photo of Haynes with red lipstick smeared around his mouth.
'American Horror Story' Season 7 will be an about the presidential election, although Clinton and Donald Trump will not be featured as characters.
Haynes responded by re-posting the picture and sharing his excitement with his 6.2 million followers.
"American Horror Story Season 7...Already feels like home :) So excited @mrrpmurphy," he wrote on his own account.
Haynes joins returning stars Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Cheyenne Jackson and Adina Porter, and fellow newcomers Billie Lourd, Billy Eichner and Leslie Grossman. The season will take place in the wake of the 2016 presidential election.
"Horror Story is always about allegory, so the election is allegory. It's our jumping off point. It is about the election we just went through and what happened on that night and fallout of that night," Murphy told E! News in April.
"The first 10 minutes of the season, this season, takes place in a very eerie macabre way on election night and there's something terrible that happens in the lives of our characters on election night as they're watching it all go down," he added in a later interview.
American Horror Story Season 7 will premiere in September. Haynes, who is known for playing Jackson Whittemore on Teen Wolf and Roy Harper, aka Arsenal, on Arrow, is also slated for the film Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.
By Annie Martin
Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.