The next season of American Horror Story has been announced – and it’s a big departure from what’s come before.
The award-winning anthology series will adapt the 2016 US Election for its upcoming seventh season. Previous installments have always stuck to a horror theme, so an apparent political direction is a big surprise for many fans.
In an appearance on America’s Watch What Happens Live, creator and producer Ryan Murphy announced his plans for the 2017/18 season. Murphy said: “Well I don’t have a title, but the season we begin shooting in June is going to be about the election that we just went through; so I think that will be interesting for a lot of people.” He also hinted that there will be a character based on Donald Trump, though refused to divulge anymore information on the season.
New seasons of American Horror Story are typically kept quite secretive until transmission; in an impressive feat last year, the theme of AHS‘ sixth season was not confirmed before it aired in the US. Murphy is also the writer of American Crime Story, the first season of which was released in the UK as The People vs. OJ Simpson, to mass acclaim. An election-themed season would perhaps feel more suitably placed in that anthology, though the direction AHS‘ team decide to take the story is yet to be confirmed.
Check out the interview below: