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Gone are the days of mindless escapism. Ryan Murphy, the creator of American Horror Story, has revealed that the show’s upcoming season seven will be based on last year’s US Presidential election.
“I don’t have a title, but the season that we begin shooting in June will be about the election,” Murphy confirmed on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Wednesday night.
When asked if a Donald Trump-like figure would be a focus, the showrunner would not give a definite answer.
“Uh, maybe,” was all he would give fans.
It was confirmed last month that Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters would be returning to the hit horror anthology.
Response to the news has been mixed. Some users think it’s a topic that need not be sensationalised, while others are excited to see how it plays out.
Ryan Murphy: “Season 7 of American Horror Story will focus on an election.”
— Insider2000 (@Insider2000) February 16, 2017
Well the American Horror Story : TRUMP memes became a reality, as a huge fan of the tv show im so excited to see what they can do with it!
— C.T.T.R (@KatysDistortion) February 16, 2017
So the theme of the next American Horror Story is gonna be about the election apparently… oh shit, guys. Already the scariest season.
— Hayden Silbermann (@HaydenSilb) February 16, 2017
Of course American Horror Story’s 7th season revolves around the 2016 election. Too fucking soon. pic.twitter.com/7gaFccyJNE
— Justin (@jubtrumpo) February 16, 2017
American Horror Story season 7 will be about the 2016 election
Is it ethical to dramatize a tragedy we’re still living through?
— Jonathan Jewel (@jonathanjewel) February 16, 2017
If Ryan Murphy is so excited to dramatise difficult times, perhaps season eight will be American Horror Story: Still On Air. That’s enough to give anyone nightmares.
Watch the Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen clip below: