Last year around this time, fans knew absolutely nothing about Season Six of FX’s popular series, American Horror Story. The production of My Roanoke Nightmare was so secretive, that even the cast later revealed that they were unaware of their parts until just before shooting. This time around, showrunner Ryan Murphy is taking a different approach. He first revealed that Season Seven would be about the 2016 US election cycle in mid-February. He has since clarified and re-clarified his statements, and invited newcomers Billy Eichner and Billie Lourd to his established cast of Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters. While speaking with E! Online on Saturday about his new series, Feud, Murphy shared even more details about what we should expect for the upcoming season. Here’s what he had to say!
Murphy will not be casting Donald Trump or Hilary Clinton characters for Season Seven of American Horror Story.
“We don’t have actors playing them. You’ll see them on television.”
The first 10 minutes of Season Seven is “like a horror story upon a horror story,” which takes place on election night, 2016.
“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.”
Jessica Lange may return to American Horror Story for a planned Murder House-Coven crossover season.
In related news, Jessica Lange’s departure from the series after Season Four’s Freak Show may not be as final as it was originally planned. Ryan Murphy told TVGuide.com earlier this week that it is possible Lange could return for his planned Murder House-Coven crossover season, which would air sometime after the upcoming election season. Here’s how he put it:
“I think she would if I bribed her enough, you know? I haven’t really talked to her about it at all because we are still figuring out that story, but I think we do want to do that.”
Never say never!
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