“American Horror Story” creator Ryan Murphy has teased what’s coming in the seventh season of the highly anticipated FX anthology series. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more horrifying, the mastermind behind the series revealed that the upcoming season will be based on the 2016 election.
“The season that we begin shooting in June is going to be about the election that we just went through, so I think that’s going to be interesting for a lot of people,” Murphy said on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” (via EW) When Cohen asked if there will be a Trump in it, Murphy answered with an evasive “maybe.”
Much like season six, the upcoming installment in the horror series has been shrouded in mystery. FX released a nautical-themed trailer following the finale of “Roanoke” last year, leaving many fans to wonder what’s next. What the election might have to do with that – if anything – has yet to be determined. After all, we’re talking about the same series that created several fake teasers before the season premiere last September. All we know, according to Murphy, is that it’s going to be a “good one.”
Murphy also confirmed a crossover season series that will link characters from season one and season six. At EW’s PopFest last October, Murphy clarified: “There will be characters from Murder House and characters from Coven together.” However, this is not likely to happen in season seven due to scheduling issues.
In addition to the previously announced seventh season of the 20th Century Fox Television drama, FX announced in January that it has added two more seasons of the anthology, taking the series through 2019. Given that “American Horror Story” is ranked as FX’s most-watched series, this renewal doesn’t necessarily mean that it will conclude with season nine.
Meanwhile, the 2016 remains a hot subject for small screen projects. It was recently announced that “Zero Dark Thirty” duo Mark Boal and Megan Ellison were teaming on an 8-10 hour drama about the subject, and Deadline reveals another 8-10 hour TV project called “Trump: It Happened Here,” penned by Scott Conroy (“Embeds“). As we learned about the life of O.J. Simpson, there’s more than one way to tell a story.