British actress Joan Collins is joining the eighth season of FX's American Horror Story, creator Ryan Murphy revealed in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Collins, 84, had her film presence kickstarted in the mid-1950s with Red Velvet Swing and Rally Round the Flag, Boys!
In the 1960s, she guest-starred on Star Trek ("The City on the Edge of Forever"), Batman ("Ring Around the Riddler" and "The Wail of the Siren"), and Mission: Impossible ("Nicole"). before going on to do schlocky horror movies in the 1970s such as Fear in the Night, Dark Places, and Tales That Witness Madness where her career hit a major slump. Nevertheless, including Collins on American Horror Story is a lovely and self-aware nod to that period in her life. Murphy also stated that he's got his eye on Anjelica Huston for another role in Season 8, which is rumored to be titled American Horror Story: Radioactive.
Season 7, subtitled "Cult" wrapped up back in November, but made headlines in October following the terrible Las Vegas shooting. A scene involving a mass shooting was edited to be less graphic and violent. Murphy recently inked a $300 million deal with Netflix for an exclusive five-year deal, in which he will developing original content with alongside Shonda Rhimes.