The producer broke the news on Wednesday night on Bravo's 'Watch What Happens Live,' revealing the recent event will inspire the next season.

By Gerrad Hall
February 16, 2017 at 12:59 AM EST
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Consider yourself warned: Ryan Murphy is going to put his horrific spin on politics.

The American Horror Story creator and mastermind revealed on Wednesday night’s episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen that season 7 of his FX anthology series will revolve around the 2016 election.

“I don’t have a title,” he began, “but the season that we begin shooting in June is going to be about the election that we just went through.” Asked if that meant President Donald Trump will be a character, Murphy could only say “maybe.”

Details on season 7 of American Horror Story have remained scant since season 6 ended last year. But Murphy did previously tease that the new cycle will take place in modern times. (Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters are the only announced cast members so far.) Following the finale of Roanoke in November 2016, FX tweeted a teaser that seemed to allude to a potential nautical theme for the next season. What the election could have to do with that, if anything at all, is, of course, to be determined.

At EW’s PopFest last October, Murphy confirmed there will at some point be a crossover season of the series, linking characters from Murder House (season 1) and Coven (season 3), “which is very bizarre,” he admitted.

The show received a two-season renewal last month, taking it through season 9. At the time, FX CEO John Landgraf said audiences wouldn’t know anything about season 7 until its premiere, much like they did with Roanoke. “It actually will be shrouded in super secrecy,” he said at the Television Critics Association’s press tour in January. “Ryan has yet another really innovative idea for how to do something fresh and different with the franchise that audiences haven’t seen before, and there’s a marketing promotional hook around that.”

FX had no comment. Watch the full clip of Murphy above.

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American Horror Story

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