Creator and producer of the show, Ryan Murphy, revealed to Andy Cohen on Wednesday evening that series seven will be about the USA presidential election.
American Horror Story co-creator Ryan Murphy, has revealed the theme for next season and it's a little odd. On Wednesday's episode of "Watch What Happens Live" with Andy Cohen, the show's producer, Ryan Murphy, gave a glimpse into next season. "I think that will be interesting for a lot of people", Murphy said.
Not to mention, alums of the anthology series, including Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters, are slated to return to AHS. After all, we still don't know much about the explorers who dropped season 6's witch off in the New World from a time predating the Lost Colony. Perhaps Murphy is hoping that the same will happen for American Horror Story's seventh season. Series such as the "Good Wife" and "Black-ish" have recently had an election theme while "South Park" frequently covers the election.
In the clip Murphy says that the new season doesn't have a title yet, but will focus on the election. Horror Story is always about allegory, so the election is allegory. Yes, truly. Will Donald Trump show up as a character? "You'll see it in season six, and then you'll really see it after", Murphy told THR ahead of Roanoke's premiere about connecting the dots.
At the Television Critics Association winter squeeze visit a month ago, FX boss John Landgraf guaranteed that Murphy had hit on "yet another truly imaginative thought".
In another interview this week, Murphy reiterated the theme of Season 7. Depending on who you ask, the 45th President of the United States might be the most horrific monster or monster slayer we've ever seen.
Last year's American election may have felt like a horror story to many people and now it literally is about to become one.