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American Horror Story: Emma Roberts Returning for Cult — See First Photo

Ryan Murphy to the American Horror Story fandom: “Surprise, bitch!”

The FX drama’s creator took to Instagram on Tuesday to reveal what could very well be Emma Roberts‘ long-awaited return to the horror franchise. For all you non-AHS historians out there, Roberts played fan-favorite witch Madison Montgomery in Season 3 (Coven, pictured above) before switching into the role of Maggie Esmerelda in Season 4 (Freak Show). She then starred in Murphy’s Scream Queens, which ran for two seasons on Fox.

“Look who showed up on the set of Cult looking glamorous and ready for action,” Murphy captioned his photo of Roberts, seen wearing a trench coat and holding a rather large knife:

Look who showed up on the set of Cult looking glamorous and ready for action.

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The actress added further fuel — and perhaps some much-needed confirmation — to the fire with this tweet:

Roberts wouldn’t be the first AHS alum to come back for Cult; Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters will headline the seventh season as a pair of star-crossed lovers. Additional cast members include Lena Dunham (Girls), Billy Eichner (Difficult People), Billie Lourd (Scream Queens), Leslie Grossman (What I Like About You) and Colton Haynes (Teen Wolf).

TVLine has reached out to FX for comment on Roberts’ casting. While we wait, drop a comment with your thoughts below: Are you hoping to see her join the Cult?

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  1. Matt C. says:

    Yay! I expected her to jump back to AHS after SQ was officially cancelled, but it’s awesome to get confirmation. Madison Montgomery is still one of my all time favorite TV characters!

  2. Nathan says:


  3. Kyle says:

    She is an absolute scene stealer in everything she’s in. So happy she’s returning!

  4. Dennis says:

    omg LOVE her

  5. Zaz says:

    I hope Chanel Prime gets some scenes with #3.

  6. TomTom says:

    but where are the POC folks in this cast?!? c’mon AHS… you’re so static.

    • Adina Porter is returning so there’s that… I think we’ll see a lot more casting announcements hereon in. This show has a million characters and Murphy loves making announcements right until the last minute. Fingers crossed for Angela Basset!

  7. Twyla muir says:

    Awesome..loved her in the covent

  8. Mark says:

    Pretty cool cast. Why Lena Dunham though? She’s the worst.