American Horror Story Season 7 Theme Is 2016 Election, Ryan Murphy Reveals

Many consider the 2016 election a real American horror story, and now it’s going to be a real American Horror Story.

“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,” series creator Ryan Murphy revealed on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live Wednesday. “I think that will be interesting for a lot of people.”

When host Andy Cohen asked whether President Donald Trump will be a character in the season, Murphy replied, “Maybe.”

The news fits what Murphy previously told reporters about the upcoming season: that it would be a “modern-day” story. He added that AHS staples Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters are already signed on.

At the recent Television Critics Association winter press tour, FX Network CEO John Landgraf said of the new AHS season: “Ryan has another really innovative idea to do something fresh and different. There’s a marketing and promotional hook around that.”

That’s all Murphy said about what’s to come, but that’s plenty to get the casting speculation machine going. So hit the comments with your thoughts on who should play whom!

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