“Friday Night Lights” star Connie Britton has scored the female lead in producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s new hush-hush TV series “An American Horror Story.” The busty 44-year-old actress will play Vivien Harmon, the wife of sensitive therapist Ben Harmon.
Murphy will shoot the pilot episode in April. Plot details remain top secret. However, if Murphy’s “Glee” and “Nip/Tuck” programs are any indication, the new show will most likely go gay by season 2 and feature a parade of guest cameos.
Britton, who is best known for her roles on “Spin City” and “Friday Night Lights,” was last seen on the big screen in Platinum Dunes’ remake of Wes Craven’s A Nightmare On Elm Street. She played Nancy Holbrook’s mom.