Last night's winners of The Glee Project aren't the only ones to score a plum new role on a Ryan Murphy series.
Sources tell us exclusively that Murphy has written a role expressly for the daughter of an iconic actress in his upcoming FX series American Horror Story—which we've already deemed "the scariest TV show ever"—and she'll share an "ungodly connection" with Connie Britton.
So who is it?
Lily Rabe, daughter of the late great Jill Clayburgh, is joining the cast for six episodes. Lily is a Broadway and TV actress, having starred in Steel Magnolias and Medium (as a serial killer, how fitting) and, in a way, she is following in her mother's footsteps. Jill, who passed away in November, counted among her many TV and movie projects Nip/Tuck (also from Ryan Murphy) and The Practice (with AHS star Dylan McDermott).
Lily will play the original owner of the haunted house that Connie and Dylan move into, and her story will be told in 1920s-era flashbacks. Sources who work on the show say she's fantastically creeptastic in this new role, and there will be a cool and unexpected reveal regarding that aforementioned "ungodly connection" to Connie.
Of course, "ungodly connection" could mean anything on this mind-blowingly jump-outta-your-skin show, so...Should be interesting. And by interesting, we mean stock up on that Valium now.
American Horror Story premieres Oct. 5 on FX.