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The next season of American Horror Story will be about the 2016 election

02.16.2017by: Cody Hamman
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I don't watch the FX horror anthology series American Horror Story, but I do keep track of what the theme for each season is. I know seasons have dealt with things like a mental asylum, a freak show, and a coven of witches. The Roanoke theme of last season was successfully kept a secret until the first episode aired, but series creator Ryan Murphy isn't being so secretive this time around. Although we're probably seven or eight months away from when American Horror Story's seventh season will start airing on FX (the first five seasons began in October, while the sixth started in September), Murphy has already revealed that the season will center on the most terrifying topic of all: politics.

America just endured a very tumultous election cycle, and things still haven't calmed down. At some point during the whole mess, it's quite possible that you may have seen a meme floating around that had the American Horror Story title on it and an image of the White House. I saw such a meme on several occasions, and whoever created it was even more right than they realized. The 2016 election is exactly what the seventh season of American Horror Story will be dealing with.

During an appearance on the Bravo show Watch What Happens Live, Murphy said, 

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. I think that will be interesting for a lot of people."

When asked if that means Donald Trump will be a character on the show, Murphy only said, "Maybe."

Whoever the characters are, we know which actors will be playing at least two of them. American Horror Story veterans Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters are both signed on to return for the next season.

Sarah Paulson Evan Peters

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Source: TVLine

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10:09AM on 02/19/2017

I'm so fuc*ing proud of Ryan Murphy

This is a great set-up for an AHS season. Go balls out and give us some true Tump terror. Hell, the past election was already (forgive me) an American horror story so it's only fitting the series would cover it. Let's just hope Murphy and co. can FINALLY stick the landing.
This is a great set-up for an AHS season. Go balls out and give us some true Tump terror. Hell, the past election was already (forgive me) an American horror story so it's only fitting the series would cover it. Let's just hope Murphy and co. can FINALLY stick the landing.
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2:05AM on 02/19/2017
I've only seen Freak Show and about half of Roanoke. Politics? Well, Brain Dead was one of my favorite shows from 2016 until they cancelled it (stupid corporate execs), so this could work.
I've only seen Freak Show and about half of Roanoke. Politics? Well, Brain Dead was one of my favorite shows from 2016 until they cancelled it (stupid corporate execs), so this could work.
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8:46PM on 02/16/2017
I love anything AHS, so bring it. I agree with @grelber37 and am def. open to something political. I really hope we have a season that deals with werewolves. We had our vampires in Hotel. Bring on the hairy beasts.
I love anything AHS, so bring it. I agree with @grelber37 and am def. open to something political. I really hope we have a season that deals with werewolves. We had our vampires in Hotel. Bring on the hairy beasts.
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11:49AM on 02/16/2017
I am open to American Horror Story getting political. The show keeps re-inventing itself season-after-season, and a political thriller would be a horror/suspense sub-genre that the show has not done yet. Furthermore, "getting political" is risky, and the AHS producers are showing the guts to do it. Beyond that, the next season might have something to say as American viewers ponder what is going on in their country. And finally, Season One's conclusion hinted at the American Horror Story
I am open to American Horror Story getting political. The show keeps re-inventing itself season-after-season, and a political thriller would be a horror/suspense sub-genre that the show has not done yet. Furthermore, "getting political" is risky, and the AHS producers are showing the guts to do it. Beyond that, the next season might have something to say as American viewers ponder what is going on in their country. And finally, Season One's conclusion hinted at the American Horror Story continuing in Washington.

Sure, I shall watch this stuff.
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