Lena Dunham joins 'American Horror Story' in season 7

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 17:  Lena Dunham attends the "Landline" New York screening during the BAMcinemaFest 2017 at BAM Harvey Theater on June 17, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

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  • Ryan Murphy said on Twitter that Dunham will be joining the FX anthology next season
  • No details yet on Dunham's character, though Murphy has hinted that there may be news coming at Comic-Con

(CNN)Lena Dunham will be one of the "Girls" to watch in the next season of "American Horror Story."

The show's creator, Ryan Murphy, tweeted on Wednesday night that Dunham will be joining the FX anthology in season 7, which will air this fall.
"Thrilled that my talented friend Lena Dunham is joining the AMERICAN HORROR STORY family," Murphy wrote. "Always wanted to work together, and now we r!"
    Dunham, who is fresh off her stint as star and show creator of the HBO series "Girls," joins a cast that includes Sarah Paulson, Billie Lourd, Billy Eichner and Cheyenne Jackson.
    No details yet on Dunham's character, though Murphy has hinted that there may be news coming at Thursday's Comic-Con in San Diego.
    During an appearance on "Watch What Happens Live" with Andy Cohen in February, Ryan said the new season would take on the last presidential election.
    "Well I don't have a title," Murphy said. "But the season we begin shooting in June is going to be about the election we just went through, so I think that will be interesting for a lot of people."