Ryan Murphy’s first attempts at using Instagram to tease American Horror Story Season 7 were … well, horrifying, but the latest is more mystery than malevolence. Who’s feeling blue in the election-themed return of American Horror Story this fall?
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Rubber Man. Bloody Face. The Minotaur. Twisty. The Addiction Demon. Republicans? That seems to be the message sent by American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy’s latest tease of Season 7, as some new artwork shows off what might be our new killer, along with a serious case of elephantiasis.
American Horror Story Season 7 isn’t quite under the same veil of secrecy as its predecessor, but has nonetheless sown confusion over its use of 2016 Election figures. First we wouldn’t see Trump and Clinton; then we would, and now Ryan Murphy finally clears up how.
The end of FX’s Feud leaves Jessica Lange’s schedule wide open, and while American Horror Story Season 7 is already in motion, Ryan Murphy wants his prime star back. The prolific creator is hoping Lange will agree to return to Horror before long, especially for that potential crossover season.
Until American Horror Story proves otherwise, Season 7 is the Year of Billies. Following the addition of comedian Billy Eichner, the seventh run of Ryan Murphy’s FX horror anthology has added Scream Queens star and Carrie Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd in a major role.
American Horror Story has its usual air of mystery intact for Season 7, but if any addition will make you scratch your head, it’s Billy Eichner’s. The Billy on the Street host and comedian will join Season 7 in a role close to Sarah Paulson’s character, and with an oddly specific choice of attire at that.
We’re a bit further into decoding American Horror Story Season 7 than we were with Roanoke last year, though it seems we may be headed to familiar territory overall. Sarah Paulson teases her supreme Coven role could make a comeback, as producers discuss where the Season 7 idea came from.
The American Horror Story got too real with suggestions that Season 7 would follow the 2016 election, Trump, Clinton and all, until Ryan Murphy clarified the political connection as allegorical. Now, Murphy seems to walk back his words yet again, suggesting Trump and Clinton castings are forthcoming.
American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy gave us a real nightmare with word that Season 7 would follow the 2016 election all over again, but it seems we can sleep a little easier. The prolific FX showrunner clarifies that Season 7 will be more of an allegory, without any terrifying (well, more terrifying) Trump.
As if the American Horror Story name didn’t prove topical enough during the 2016 election, Season 7 may make the connection literal. Creator Ryan Murphy claims that next season will follow “the election that we just went through,” but how specifically might he mean?