New details about season seven of American Horror Story have been slowly revealing themselves since Comic-Con, including the title, premiere date and new cast members.
The series creator Ryan Murphy revealed to The Hollywood Reporter, “American Horror Story is going to be about the election that we just went through. And what I’m interested in doing is not just the obvious, single-minded point of view, but rather express all sides of the equation. What needs to happen in our country is for people to listen to each other. We may not always agree with each other and we may be horrified by what the other side is doing, but we have to move towards understanding. So, that’s one example of what I’m going to do.”
Murphy hasn’t dished out how far they are going to take this election theme, but he did say that a few characters from season four’s “Freak Show” will make an appearance in season seven.
In an interview with E! Online, Murphy spilled that the opening scene will feature actual footage of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. He said, “We don’t have actors playing them. You’ll see them on television. The first 10 minutes of the season, this season, takes place in a very eerie macabre way on election night. And there’s something terrible that happens in the lives of the characters on election night as they’re watching it all go down. Which in itself is a horror story, so it’s like a horror story upon a horror story.”
A few of the regular cast members are back for another round of terror, but there are a few fresh faces you may be surprised to see joining the team.
The set release date for the premiere is Tuesday, September 5.