Don’t expect any mysteries when it comes to guessing the next theme of American Horror Story. The series creator, Ryan Murphy, is being unusually forthright about what season 7 will be about, because, as it turns out, we’ve gone through it already.
“I don’t have a title, but the season that we begin shooting in June will be about the election,” said Murphy on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. It is worth noting, however, that he wouldn’t admit whether there would be a Donald Trump-like character appearing. “Uh, maybe,” he said.
Response so far has been very mixed, with some viewers preferring the ridiculous twists and turns normally provided by American Horror Story and not wanting any of real life’s horrors mixed in with their witches, ghosts and axe murderers.
Viewers do have some returning faces to look forward to, as both Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson have been confirmed as returning for the upcoming season.
Last season, Murphy and his team pulled the exact opposite stunt, keeping American Horror Story fans guessing more or less right up until the episode premiere what the theme would be. They even released 24 different teasers to keep viewers guessing. The mystery was certainly an overall success, with only photos from TMZ confirming the Roanoke setting.
American Horror Story: Roanoke, as it later came to be known, received positive reviews overall, as it was the highest rated season on Rotten Tomatoes.
The site reads, “American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare takes a surprising turn away from prior AHS formats, revisiting the deliberate pace of earlier seasons on a spookier, smaller scale, even if the true-crime format feels overdone.”
Are you excited for the upcoming season of American Horror Story, or do you feel that mirroring real life is the wrong way to go?