Writer Ryan Murphy told Andy Cohen that the upcoming seventh season will concern the 2016 presidential election.
The success of Ryan Murphy’s award-winning ‘American Horror Story’ continues unabated, and the writer revealed this week what the upcoming FX seventh series’ theme will be – the 2016 presidential election.
That’s right, ‘AHS’ is going political in 2017, as revealed by Murphy himself when he appeared on Andy Cohen’s ‘Watch What Happens Live’ on Wednesday (February 15th).
“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, so I think that will be interesting for a lot of people,” he told the host.
Ryan Murphy revealed that season 7 of 'American Horror Story' will deal with the 2016 election
“Wow,” Cohen said. “Will there be, like, a Trump?” Murphy got a bit cagey at this point, not wanting to give away specifics, replying “Uh, maybe”.
This represents a break from Murphy’s previous ‘AHS’ themes, which have all been fictional or based only tangentially on real events. For the last season, which aired in September 2016, Murphy barely revealed any details at all about ‘Roanoke’ aside from 24 mainly completely false teasers, a masterpiece of marketing as it got fans more excited than ever.
The seventh season’s cast hasn’t been confirmed yet, but Murphy’s long-term collaborators Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters are already set to return, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Murphy’s impressive and successful CV includes ‘Glee’, ‘Nip/Tuck’ and the ‘AHS’ spin-off ‘American Crime Story’, whose first season dealt with the OJ Simpson trial.
Last month, that series was given the green light for two additional series, the first of which, due in 2018, will deal with Hurricane Katrina. The third will revolve around the 1997 murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace, while a fourth is rumoured to concern the Monica Lewinsky scandal in the White House.