‘American Horror Story’ Season 7 Adds Arrow’s Colton Haynes

'American Horror Story' Season 7 Adds Arrow's Colton Haynes

American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy announced that Arrow star Colton Haynes would be spending some serious time outside of Starling City as he will be joining the upcoming seventh season of the popular anthology horror series. Posting a photo of Haynes with bleached-blond hair and bloody red lips, Murphy wrote, “Welcome to American Horror Story, Colton Haynes.” Haynes reposted the image from Murphy’s page, adding, “American Horror Story Season 7… Already feels like home 🙂 So excited.”

'American Horror Story' Season 7 Adds Arrow's Colton Haynes

Haynes, who plays Roy Harper/Arsenal on Arrow and played the role of Jackson Whittemore in the popular MTV series Teen Wolf, also guest-starred in the second season of Murphy’s Scream Queens as Tyler. Expected to premiere in September on FX, Haynes will be joining a cast that currently also includes Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Billie Lourd, Leslie Grossman, Adina Porter, Cheyenne Jackson and Billy Eichner.

'American Horror Story' Season 7 Adds Arrow's Colton Haynes

Very little is known about American Horror Story‘s seventh season, though Murphy did get social media buzzing when he stated that this season would be drawing its inspiration from the 2016 Presidential Election and that the first episode of the season takes place on election night. In an interview with E! Online earlier this week, Murphy looked to tease viewers on what to expect from the upcoming season…

'American Horror Story' Season 7 Adds Arrow's Colton Haynes

“It’s very scary and very fun and very…topical. Anybody who voted in the last election will very much enjoy what it’s about.”

And what not to expect…

“I think people literally think Sarah Paulson is playing Hillary Clinton, and I wanted to clarify that that is not true. 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 the fallout of that night, which to many people, from all sides of the camps is a horror story. And you know, that show is always so fun when it’s about the zeitgeist and what we’re doing now. You’ll see them (Clinton and Trump) on television. 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. Which in itself was a horror story, so it’s like a horror story upon a horror story.”


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Proudly serving as TV Editor, Ray started with Bleeding Cool in 2013 as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought aboard as staff in 2017. Counting John Cusack as his pop culture "spirit animal," his "word fu" stays strong as he continues trying really hard to be the sheppard...

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