"Last year, I had a lot of fun [with AHS]," she said. "It was just fun for a lot of different reasons, and the actors are at a level where it's just such a joy to work with such accomplished actors. No. 2, this year, I was drawn to it because of the subject matter. When I found out that it was about the 2016 election, I was like, 'Oh my God.' I was just so excited."
"It's important for me to work on projects where I think there's a social commentary," she added. "Where there's a mixture of drama, tragedy, glamour and a different kind of horror. Generally, Ryan's work is a fantastic mixture of all of those things. It's meaningful, but it's also high entertainment."
In addition to AHS, and Murphy's other FX anthology series, Feud, the two are currently working together on American Crime Story: Versace.
Earlier this month, ET spoke with Liza Johnson, who directed episode two of Cult. Read our full interview HERE and click on the link below to re-live the most memorable highlights from the premiere.
American Horror Story: Cult airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.