“American Horror Story” has had seasons based around witches, vampires, ghosts, and whatever happened at Roanoke. Now, proving ever-so-topical, the upcoming seventh season will focus on the recent U.S. election.
“Well, 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,” said series creator Ryan Murphy on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen. “So I think that will be interesting for a lot of people.”
Before we address the elephant in the room, Murphy was a little reluctant to admit if our current Commander-in-Chief was going to be in the show, responding with a coy “Maybe?” when asked. What has been confirmed, however, is that the season will break the tradition of keeping each season a standalone miniseries by being a continuation of Freak Show.
That said, the upcoming season is expected to take place in the modern era, whereas Freak Show took place in the 1950s. Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters are also confirmed to be returning for the upcoming season, which begins filming in June. We don’t know what the season’s name is going to be as of yet, but it is safe to say that the American Horror Story: Donald Trump internet meme going around is probably just a coincidence.
This isn’t going to be Murphy’s only foray into the political arena, either. He is also working on a new season of American Crime Story that will focus on the Monica Lewinsky scandal during the Clinton administration.