Each season of American Horror Story is always chock-full of Ryan Murphy regulars, but sometimes the TV mastermind needs to add fresh blood into the mix. On June 20, it was announced that Colton Haynes will be on American Horror Story for Season 7. The Arrow actor joins mainstays Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters and fellow newbies Billy Eichner and Billie Lourd for the latest installment of the anthology series that is focused on the 2016 presidential election. And while Haynes has never been on AHS before, his past roles show that he is more than prepared to join Murphy's horror series.
Haynes has been busy promoting his role in the film Rough Night recently, but he took time off from that to share a photo on Instagram announcing that he has joined the AHS cast. The photo features his mouth covered in lipstick and what I assume — because it's American Horror Story — is supposed to be blood. Yet, despite the bloody mouth and ominous nature of AHS, it seems that filming the FX series has been an enjoyable experience for Haynes so far since he captioned the photo: "American Horror Story Season 7...Already feels like home :) So excited." (Murphy also shared the news with the same photo and the message, "Welcome to American Horror Story, Colton Haynes.")
Considering Haynes' two most notable television roles before this have been Jackson Whittemore on Teen Wolf and Roy Harper on Arrow, he knows how to embrace his supernatural side, which is pretty essential for being on AHS. He also has experience working with Murphy before now since Haynes was in Season 2 of Scream Queens — although he was pretty unrecognizable as his character Tyler was completely covered in warts.
With his past experiences, Haynes is a pretty perfect addition to the cast of AHS. And although the announcement of his casting didn't give any details on who Haynes will be on the show, at least fans know that he won't be portraying Donald Trump. But I'm sure that when Season 7 premieres in the fall, whatever Haynes will be doing on American Horror Story will be as equally as horrifying.