During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Ryan Murphy revealed that Season 7 of American Horror Story will be based on the recent election. There is no denying that “#American Horror Story” is scary. The benefit for many is that it takes unusual and supernatural events and puts them on TV. From the very first day, ghosts, witches, and monsters have been the main focus for scares. However, “American Horror Story” #Season 7 is going to take a very different take. It’s going to focus much more on real life, taking elements from the horror story that was the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.
‘American Horror Story’ Season 7 Spoilers
When asked if there would be a character based on Donald Trump, Murphy, who was there to promote his upcoming series Feud, replied, “Maybe.”
During last month’s TCAs, FX CEO John Landgraf said that he knew what the seventh season was about, though he didn’t reveal any information, only saying that he was “really excited” about it. As of now, the seventh installment will include Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters.
Last season’s theme for Roanoke was kept in secrecy up until the premiere, surprising fans with twists and turns along the way. Its finale saw an almost 10% rise in total viewers and 18% jump among adults 18-49 from the finale of AHS: Hotel with an audience of 2.45 million and a 1.3 rating. The series also was renewed for an eighth and ninth season.
Additionally, earlier today Edgar Ramirez and Darren Criss were cast in Versace: American Crime Story, the third installment in Murphy’s second anthology series for FX. Ramirez is set to play Gianni Versace, with Criss taking on the role of sociopath and serial killer Andrew Cunanan.
Murphy’s third anthology series for the network, Feud, premieres March 5. The first season, titled Feud: Bette and Joan, stars Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis and Jessica Lange as Joan Crawford, and centers around their infamous backstage battle during the filming of their 1962 film What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?.
Fans who were hoping to see a new title for the show will be disappointed. Murphy has only shared the basic premise and the title will come up in the future. At least fans have the basic idea. “American Horror Story” season 6 was shrouded in mystery until the premiere, with fake teasers released to keep the buzz around the season.
It is possible that the show will have a “Purge“ like feel. Is it possible that the world will have been thrown in utter chaos, as nobody feels safe in their own homes? Will there be more focus on the events in the White House and in the campaign head quarters, rather than the public who would need to vote on their candidates?
“American Horror Story” season 7 hasn’t begun filming yet. That is set to start in June 2017, with season 7 likely premiering in September or October 2017. So far, only the presidential election story line has been shared, leading to mixed reviews from fans.