What. On. Earth. is the new season of American Horror Story about?!
Speculation has been swirling of late over the next highly secretive installment’s focus. AHS co-creator Ryan Murphy has already promised that the seventh, still-untitled season will take place after the 2016 election. He also released the above sketch of one of the show’s possible creatures, an Elephant man which, given the political theme, could be a reference to the Republican party.
Now, images have appeared of the cast filming in a small town in Southern California. It seems to be a protest sequence with extras holding signs with Sarah Paulson’s face on it that say “Murderer” and signs that say “Immigrants Welcome.” Could season 7 then be a commentary on immigration?
Obviously, one of the Trump administration’s most controversial platforms has been immigration and the Travel Ban. Perhaps Sarah Paulson is a local small town politician with Trump-like beliefs? Evan Peters has shown up on set with long blue-hair — could he be playing a citizen on the opposite side of the political fence?
Another theory floated by Mic is that this season could be tied to Pig Man, an urban legend who has been an element of multiple seasons of AHS. The major filming location called “The Butchery on Main” which could be both a tie to the Pig Man and Roanoke‘s The Butcher, played by Kathy Bates. The windows of The Butchery also have a very Hotel Cortez-like design which could be an homage to season five’s Hotel.
All will be revealed when AHS premieres this fall on FX.