Kim Kardashian is adding yet another item to her ever-growing resume: the reality star turned businesswoman is joining Season 12 of “American Horror Story.”
Kardashian made the announcement Monday on her Instagram account, posting a teaser video with eerie music, along with the eyeball and blood drop emojis as her cryptic caption.
The video posted by Kardashian says that she will be joining “American Horror Story” regular Emma Roberts in the 12th season, which is coming this summer. Kardashian’s video reveals that the upcoming season of Ryan Murphy’s anthology series will be called “Delicate.”
Roberts also posted the same video with the caption, “This summer…Kim and I are DELICATE.”
Kardashian did not include any details about her character or the season. FX confirmed Kardashian’s casting to Variety, but did not elaborate any further.
A representative for Murphy tells Variety that Kardashian has a lead role in Season 12 of “American Horror Story.” The character was crafted specifically for her.
Halley Feiffer, who has penned episodes on “American Horror Story” and “American Crime Story,” will write all episodes and serve as showrunner on the 12th season.
Kardashian has been a TV star for over 15 years, starring on E!’s “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and now Hulu’s “The Kardashians,” but she has rarely dipped her toe into the acting pool. She has a series of voice acting animation credits and has played herself with cameos on sitcoms ranging from “How I Met Your Mother” to “30 Rock” and “2 Broke Girls,” and most recently, “Ocean’s 8.” But she has had a handful of minor acting roles: in 2008, she was part of the parody comedy film, “Disaster Movie”; in 2009, she booked one episode of “CSI: NY”; and in 2012, she appeared in four episodes of “Drop Dead Diva.”
Kardashian has not acted in over a decade, and “American Horror Story” will certainly be her most prominent role to date.
The role expands Kardashian’s footprint under the Disney umbrella. Kardashian, along with her family, currently executive produces and stars on Hulu’s “The Kardashians,” which launches its third season next month. “American Horror Story” airs on FX and streams on Hulu.
One of the most recognizable people on the planet, Kardashian is one of the biggest forces in pop culture history. With her immense reality TV platform, she expertly parlayed her fame and following, with more than 350 million Instagram followers, into a billion-dollar empire. Her businesses include SKIMS shapewear and apparel, SKKN skincare and a private equity firm she co-founded, SKKY Partners.
Created by Murphy and Brad Falchuk, “American Horror Story” is known for its A-list revolving door of talent. Season 12 will mark Roberts’ return the franchise, which she last appeared in 2019, having starred in four of the seasons. Other muses in Murphy’s “AHS” repertoire include Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy, Denis O’Hare, Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Billie Lourd and even Lady Gaga, who starred in the anthology’s fifth season.