Friday Night Lights‘ Connie Britton has snagged the female lead in American Horror Story, FX’s much-buzzed-about drama pilot from Glee bosses Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.
Britton — who is also developing an FX drama with Fighter director David O. Russell — will play the role of Vivien Harmon, one half of the show’s central couple. Vivien is described as a force to be reckoned with in spite of her vulnerable demeanor.
The Horror premise is being kept under tight wraps, but this much I can reveal: Each season will feature an entirely new cast. As a result, if the project gets a green light, Britton would only be under contract for one season. So she could conceivably finish Horror and segue right into the new project with Russell.