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- Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters
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- In Season
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Finally some answers! On Thursday night at Comic-Con International in San Diego, FX announced Cult as the title of the latest installment of American Horror Story.
The network revealed the new season will debut on Sept. 5 at 10 p.m. ET and run for 11 total episodes.
In the aftermath of the title announcement, co-creator Ryan Murphy answered questions from fans on Twitter, revealing star Evan Peters, playing a character named Kai, will have his “heaviest season yet.” Murphy also announced that star Sarah Paulson will play a woman named Ally. The co-creator said season 7 will take place in Michigan.
The still-growing cast of season 7 includes Paulson and Peters, as well as Billie Lourd, Billy Eichner, Cheyenne Jackson, Colton Haynes, Alison Pill, and Adina Howard. On Wednesday, Murphy revealed Girls creator and star Lena Dunham will also have a role in the new season. (Frequent American Horror Story star Lady Gaga is not expected to appear.)
After the Thursday night revelation, Murphy said Mare Winningham (a three-time American Horror Story alum) and Frances Conroy (who has appeared during five cycles of the show) are also part of the cast.
FX will debut a new trailer for American Horror Story: Cult on Friday.
Until now, details have been scarce about the seventh season AHS aside from Murphy teasing that it will take place shortly after the 2016 election results. Murphy has also posted various creatures on his Instagram account, including Freak Show favorite Twisty the Clown, as well as an image of an elephant man back in May. Earlier this week, Murphy posted a photo of a man covered in bees, calling the image a final tease before the title reveal.