New Detail About The Election Season Of ‘American Horror Story’ Is Terrifying


As if politics aren't terrifying enough right now, Ryan Murphy has made our recent election even more spine-chilling by making it the centerpiece of the upcoming season of "American Horror Story."

Now, he's finally spilling the deets on how he's going to portray the election on his show and whether we can expect to see Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump make appearances or not.

Though Ryan had teased we may see Clinton and Trump characters in the new "AHS" season after he announced the political theme back in February, it sounds like we're just going to get a quick glimpse of the two candidates.


Ryan Murphy told E! News that although "AHS" Season 7 will revolve around the contentious 2016 election, he hasn't cast actors to play Clinton or Trump in his series -- but they will pop up on TVs within the show.

We don't have actors playing them. You'll see them on television.

So, it sounds like the season is going to use actual televised footage of Clinton and Trump from the 2016 election. I guess you can stop imagining Sarah Paulson rocking a pantsuit or Evan Peters in a poofy wig now.


Ryan went on to explain just how the election will relate to the overall plot of the season.

Apparently, Trump's win will color the events of the season, but won't be the main focus. Murphy clarified the first episode will take place on election night and separate terrible things will happen to the main characters.

The first 10 minutes of the season, this season, takes place in a very eerie macabre way on election night and there's something terrible that happens in the lives of our characters on election night as they're watching it all go down. Which in itself was a horror story, so it's like a horror story upon a horror story.

As far as what happens to them or how they're related to the election... we don't know yet. What we

What we do know is that the season stars "AHS" constants Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters, and Murphy also cast Billy Eichner and Billie Lourd as characters, though we still don't know who any of the actors are playing.

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My initial theory is Sarah, Evan, Billy and Billie are advisors or somehow involved in Clinton or Trump's campaigns, a little like "Veep" except with more horror than humor. But I could also be completely off-base... we'll just have to wait for "American Horror Story: Election" to premiere sometime later this year to see what it's actually about.

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