‘American Horror Story’ Season 7 Will Be Based Around The 2016 Election…

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16 Feb 17

I’m not sure if Ryan Murphy is going for an ingenious ‘Troll Of The Decade’ award, but whilst on US chat show last night, he revealed the subject matter of the 7th season of American Horror StoryThe 2016 US Election… No, really.

“Well I don’t have a title, but the season 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,” comments Murphy in the video above.

It’s a really bold move by the producer, although it’s obviously not clear exactly what tack the show will take. Whether it will use the genuine election as a backdrop to weave a more fantastical horror tale, or if it’s going to somehow present the entire political system as a horror show.

It’s also not clear if he’s going to cast people as the genuine politicians, create fictitious candidates, or possibly even have it follow another family, with the election going on in the background. The only hint he gave was when host Andy Cohen asked if there would be a ‘Trump’ character, Murphy answered “Maybe…”

One of the unique things about AHS, and all of Murphy’s shows, is their ability to switch the subject matter each season. He had previously stated that this season would take place in the present day, but this would be quite a major departure from previous themes.

American Horror Story is due to begin shooting in June and air in the Autumn, but we’ll keep you updated as we hear more.