According to executive producer Ryan Murphy, American Horror Story Season 7 is set to take on this franchise’s most frightening subject yet.
Climate change? ISIS? The prospect of the New England Patriots winning a sixth Super Bowl next year?
Nope, nope and nope.
Instead, Murphy has said in a couple new interview that American Horror Story Season 7 will tell the tale of… Dona’d J. Trump!
The creator of American Horror Story (and Nip/Tuck… and Glee… and upcoming FX series Feud) was a guest last night on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.
Asked about his plans for the seventh installment of his beloved cable anthology, Murphy said he does not yet have a title for Season 7.
But he has a subject matter in mind.
“The season that we begin shooting in June is going to be about the election that we just went through.”
For those somehow unaware, the election to which Murphy is referring pitted Trump against Hillary Clinton.
These two long-time public and polarizing figures exchanged pointed barbs throughout 2016, as the wore bore witness to the ugliest President race in U.S. history.
It was won, in stunning fashion, by Trump on November 8.
“Wow! That…wow,” Cohen responds to Murphy’s reveal in the above clip, asking: “Will there be a Trump in it?”
“Maybe,” Murphy replied.
Sounds like another chance for Alec Baldwin to polish his impression!
Following the finale of American Horror Story Season 6 in November, FX tweeted a teaser for Season 7, which seemed to allude to a potential nautical theme for the next installment.
But we should have known better.
These teasers are always vague and weird and don’t really have anything to do with what’s on tap.
In another interview this week, Murphy reiterated the theme of Season 7.
“It’s very scary and very fun and very…topical,” he told E! News. “Anybody who voted in the last election will very much enjoy what it’s about.”
He didn’t reveal many storyline details beyond that preview, simply adding:
“Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson are the leads. But they don’t know who they’re playing…It’s a modern story… We just started back in the writers’ room for that.”
Past seasons of American Horror Story have centered on witches, weird carnival acts, haunted houses, mental asylums and quasi vampires played by Lady Gaga.
But Donald Trump as President?!? Murphy, pictured below on Bravo, truly could not have chosen a scarier topic this time around.
The only question here, of course, is whether or not Trump will still be President when Season 7 premieres later this year.
Have you seen the latest Donald Trump impeachment odds? They grow stronger every day.
American Horry Story, meanwhile, received a rare two-season renewal a few weeks ago, taking it through season 9.
At the time, FX CEO John Landgraf said viewers wouldn’t know anything about season 7 until its premiere, much like they did when it came to Season 6.
“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.”
We can’t wait to see how the election is tackled by Murphy and company.
Until then, we’re totally gonna go back and watch American Horror Story online to see if we can pick up on any clues from past seasons that may inform what we can expect to see this season.