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?
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 events of Ryan Murphy’s FX Feud took place long enough ago that precious few actually lived through them firsthand. Even a 100 year-old Olivia de Havilland amusingly disregarded Feud’s authenticity, to which Murphy concedes “everything that she says and does should be treasured.”
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.
Viewers of Ryan Murphy’s FX Feud are probably too distracted by the A-list talent chewing through their televisions to realize most – if not all – of these historical figures have passed. In fact, only screen legend Olivia de Havilland remains alive at a robust 100 (!), and her input would be nothing less than a gift. Well, someone got it, and it might be the most gloriously IDGAF burn you read all year.
Let it never be said that American Crime Story boss Ryan Murphy lacks for imaginative casting. Heading into the third, Versace year of the FX Emmy-winner, singer Ricky Martin signs on as Gianni Versace’s longtime partner.
Sorry, Lady Gaga – no American Crime Story for you, just yet. As production gears up for Seasons 2 and 3 of Ryan Murphy’s FX anthology, the third, Versace year officially has its Donatella. Despite early casting rumors, Penélope Cruz has landed the role of the iconic fashion mogul, sister to the slain Gianni.
If American Horrors, Crimes and Feuds weren’t enough for Ryan Murphy, we can’t imagine he’ll break much sweat in striking a Pose. The prolific FX showrunner has his eye on a fourth drama set to bow in 2018, this one following the social scenes of 1986 New York.
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.