February 16, 2017


'American Horror Story' Season 7 Will Be 2016 Election-Themed, Ryan Murphy Reveals

Ryan Murphy has revealed American Horror Story Season 7 will focus on the 2016 presidential election, as if living through the real one wasn't terrifying enough. The show's creator discussed the upcoming season on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live, saying it's "going to be about the election that we just went through, so I think that will be interesting for a lot of people."

“I don’t have a title, but the season that we begin shooting in June is going to be about the election that we just went through," Murphy explained. When asked if Donald Trump will be a character, the creator coyly said "maybe." He also confirmed AHS mainstays Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters will return for Season 7, and they begin filming in June.

On Wednesday it was announced that a high-profile fictionalized miniseries about the election is heading to TV as well.

While it hasn't been revealed just how far they plan to take this horrific election theme, Murphy previously teased the storyline of Freak Show will somehow make its way through Season 7. "Next year, we will be going back to some Freak Show characters, deeper histories and mythologies. So we’re sort of still exploring Season 4 in Season 7," he said.

The FX anthology series' train plans to keep chugging, as it was announced last month it will run through Season 9. As you try to prepare yourself for what shenanigans are about to ensue for the new season, check out Rider Strong revealing his favorite horror movies below: