Ryan Murphy Provides More Details on American Horror Story “US Election” Season

The internet was aflutter last week when Ryan Murphy told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live that next season of American Horror Story will focus on “the election that we just went through.” When asked if the season would feature a Donald Trump character, Murphy responded with, “Maybe.” 

Now, Indiewire reports that Murphy has since clarified his ideas for next season during a speech at the Publicists Guild Awards Luncheon in Beverly Hills:

“The themes of ‘American Horror Story’ have always been allegories,” he said, while accepting his award for Television Showmanship of the Year. “You will not see [Donald] Trump and [Hillary] Clinton as characters on the show.”

“Watch What Happens Live” is known for serving its guests plenty of booze, which Murphy blames for the slight misdirect. “They gave me three martinis in 20 minutes! That’s not good.”

Hopefully no one gives Mr. Murphy any martinis when he actually sits down to write the season!

Murphy supplied more details to The Hollywood Reporter. He stated that he is looking to explore the election from multiple points of view and “express all sides of that equation.” He further elaborated:

“What needs to happen in our country now is for people to listen to each other – we may not always agree with each other and we may be horrified by what the other side is doing but we have to move toward understanding. So that’s one example of what I’m going to do.”

These are impressive goals, and it will be interesting to see how they translate to the upcoming season. Stay tuned to Horror News Network for more information on the production of this season and other American Horror Story news as it breaks.

John Evans
Staff Writer at Horror News Network
John has loved movie monsters for as far back as he can remember. He's since collected up as many comics, statues, and autographed material related to movies and music that he can get his hands on. He is particularly interested in the critical and analytical discussion of the best stories the horror genre has to offer. One of his largest works on the topic is a study on the portrayals of people with disabilities in horror films.
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