‘American Horror Story’ Season 7 will focus on 2016 presidential election — Oh, the horrors!

American Horror Story” fans, at long last showrunner Ryan Murphy has revealed the theme of the seventh installment of FX’s anthology series, and we’re betting it’s something you never would have guessed. “I don’t have a title, but the season that we begin shooting in June is going to be about the election that we just went through,” Murphy confirmed to Andy Cohen on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live.” Murphy added, “I think that will be interesting for a lot of people,” and then he hinted that “maybe” Presidential Donald Trump would even pop up. Oh, the horrors!

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Only Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters are confirmed to return in Season 7, but we’re guessing any number of folks from past cycles will be returning yet again, including Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Lily Rabe, Denis O’Hare, Wes BentleyCuba Gooding Jr., Andre Holland and Lady Gaga. See our photo gallery of the Top 10 “American Horror Story” villains right here.

Reactions for the most recent season, “American Horror Story: Roanoke,” were generally positive, with 46% of fans voting in our poll from last year that it was even better when compared to “AHS: Asylum.” Viewership ratings for 2016’s “AHS: Roanoke” were also up after the weak “AHS: Hotel” season in 2015.

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What do you think of the idea of Season 7 being the 2016 presidential election? Who should play Trump and who’d be a great Hillary Clinton? Be sure to sound off in the comments section below. The first five seasons of “American Horror Story” netted a total of 15 Emmy Awards. Here’s a list of the franchise’s wins so far:

“American Horror Story: Murder House” (2012)
Best Supporting Actress (Jessica Lange)
Best Hairstyling

“American Horror Story: Asylum” (2013)
Best Supporting Actor (James Cromwell)
Best Sound Editing

FX’s ‘Feud: Bette and Joan’ strikes perfect balance between campy and heart-wrenching

“American Horror Story: Coven” (2014)
Best Actress (Lange)
Best Supporting Actress (Bates)
Best Costumes
Best Hairstyling

“American Horror Story: Freak Show” (2015)
Best Costumes
Best Hairstyling
Best Non-Prosthetic Makeup
Best Prosthetic Makeup
Best Supporting Visual Effects

“American Horror Story: Hotel” (2016)
Best Contemporary Costumes
Best Non-Prosthetic Makeup

One thought on “‘American Horror Story’ Season 7 will focus on 2016 presidential election — Oh, the horrors!

  1. This looks really interesting! I hope it’s like American Horror Story meets The Game Change with a slight glimmer of that SNL humor will make this perf!!!

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