American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy has for the past few weeks started to give hints and teasers as to what fans should expect from the seventh season of the long-running anthology series. Now, he’s confirmed that the new season of the show will be taking place on and after election night, which saw Donald Trump voted as the 45th President of the United States. He also revealed that Trump and his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton will be in the show.
Speaking to E! Online, Murphy said that actors will be cast for the show to play Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton, explaining: “I think people literally think Sarah Paulson is playing Hillary Clinton, and I wanted to clarify that that is not true. Horror Story is always about allegory, so the election is allegory. It’s our jumping off point. It is about the election we just went through and what happened on that night and the fallout of that night, which to many people, from all sides of the camps is a horror story. And you know, that show is always so fun when it’s about the zeitgeist and what we’re doing now.”
He added: “[We haven’t cast Clinton or Trump] yet. We’re halfway through the writing and not yet. But it’s really, really fun. It starts on election night is all I’ll say… It’s very scary that night for many people. It’s fun, you will like it. It’s really a season that will have a lot of people interested and I think there’s something for everybody in that season.”
For six seasons, Horror Story has tackled traditionally scary stuff when it comes to the horror genre, so it’s going to be very interesting to see if season 7 is going to go in a different direction entirely. It certainly seems that way, if Murphy’s teasers are to be believed.
American Horror Story is expected to return for its seventh season later this year.
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