Well, we hope you’re not afraid of clowns, American Horror Story fans. The official site for AHS: Cult has revealed the first actual footage from this season and it’s definitely clown-heavy.

Here’s what we learn: Sarah Paulson plays Ally, one-half of a couple (her partner is Ivy, played Alison Pill) living in Michigan who flips out when Donald Trump wins the election. She begins to see clowns everywhere despite the help of her therapist (Cheyenne Jackson).

Meanwhile, Evan Peters plays blue-haired Kai, a seemingly nutty fella who’s thrilled by Trump’s election and has it out for Ally. He manipulates Winter (Billie Lourd) into getting a job as Ally and Ivy’s nanny — very The Hand That Rocks the Cradle and The Omen. It appears Winter is there to push Ally’s clown fears to the brink: She even gifts their son with a Twisty the Clown doll. Cue Ally breaking down and grabbing her gun.

As Kai says, “If you get people scared enough, they will set the world on fire.”


AHS: Cult premieres on FX on September 5 at 10 p.m.

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American Horror Story

An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a haunted house, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, and a hotel.

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  • 9
  • TV-MA
  • Ryan Murphy
  • FX
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