American Horror Story Season 7

American Horror Story: Leslie Grossman Joins Season 7, Stages Popular Reunion

The latest addition to American Horror Story‘s upcoming seventh season has major history with series creator Ryan Murphy.

Murphy on Monday announced — via Instagram, naturally — that Leslie Grossman (What I Like About You) is joining the cast of the FX drama’s election-themed installment, presumably in a comedic role, given that he refers to her as “one of the funniest and most talented ladies” he knows. (Editor’s note: I co-sign that.)

Longtime fans of Murphy’s shows will recall Grossman’s work as lovable dumb-dumb Mary Cherry on the short-lived series Popular, which ran from 1999 to 2001 on The WB.

Grossman joins previously announced cast members Billie Lourd, in a major-yet-unspecific role, and Billy Eichner, playing an equally mysterious character whose affinity for tank tops is literally all we know about him. In terms of returning faves, Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson have both been confirmed.

Murphy also recently shared a “first look” at Season 7 in the form of this terrifying mask, a cross between the symbol of the Republican party… and AHS: Freak Show’s Twisty the Clown:

American Horror Story Season 7 tease.

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Any theories about Grossman’s character, given her comedic chops? Drop a comment with your best guesses below.