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!
While the future of Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens is currently uncertain, fans of the franchise have something to be excited about: Deadline reports that fan-favorite Billie Lourd (Chanel #3) has been cast in Murphy’s other big horror television franchise, American Horror Story! She is set to star in Season 7, which will be an allegorical tale somehow related to the 2016 U.S. election cycle.
Science fiction fans know Lourd, the daughter of the late, great Carrie Fisher, for her appearance in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. She is also set to return in Episode VIII: The Last Jedi this winter. On Scream Queens, her character is known for her sarcastic, yet endearing, personality and fashionable outfits. At this time, the details of her role in American Horror Story are under wraps. read more
Universal Orlando announced via their official blog today that a house based on three different seasons of American Horror Story will be the first of many houses that will make-up Halloween Horror Nights 27.
Michael Aiello, Sr. Director of Entertainment Creative for Universal Orlando Resort stated that the AHS House “…will feature brand new content from Season 2: Asylum, Season 3: Coven and Season 6: Roanoke. And to really blow it out, we’re using our largest floor plan—aka our uber-maze—to bring to life the three incredibly detailed seasons. American Horror Story has some of the most intricate and intimidating characters I’ve ever seen. We’ve worked hard to once again bring this unique anthology to life, recreating the series with every turn of this maze.” read more
Deadline broke the news today that comedian Billy Eichner will join the cast of the seventh season of American Horror Story.
Eichner (best known for his acidic wit and antics on his Billy on the Street talk show/game show on TruTV) will supposedly portray,”…a close confidant of (Sarah) Paulson’s character and mostly will be wearing mysterious tank tops.” That’s right, mysterious tank tops…
Eichner is also rumored to “… be in six or seven of the 11 episodes in Season 7, which begins shooting in May.” Ironically, Eichner joked recently on a Billy on the Street episode that the only opportunity for him on scripted television was to appear on American Horror Story and get killed. read more
Sarah Paulson sure has played a lot of characters on American Horror Story… sometimes during the same season! She appeared at the American Horror Story panel yesterday evening at PaleyFest 2017 in Los Angeles. Variety reports that she had some interesting things to say about her characters, including which one she’d like to revisit in a future season. Here are some highlights from the discussion:
Paulson was just as “in the dark” as the rest of us before the mysterious American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare started shooting: read more
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.”
“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.” read more
On Wednesday’s Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, Ryan Murphy revealed that next season’s American Horror Story will focus on the 2016 presidential election and politics.
When Cohen asked about the upcoming season, Murphy stated that,“Well, I don’t have a title, but the season we begin shooting in June is going to be about the election that we just went through.”
While the information provided by Murphy is intentionally vague, Murphy (who is well known for changing a season’s direction or content based on fan reaction and ratings mid-season) appears to be about to enter a whole new different type of convoluted story-line. read more
Were you left disappointed that American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare wasn’t convoluted enough because Sarah Paulson’s Lana Winters didn’t join the season until after Sarah Paulson’s Audrey Tindall died? If the answer’s “Yes!”, I’ve got good news for you!
Showrunner Ryan Murphy has recently shared his plans with Entertainment Weekly about an upcoming crossover season of American Horror Story that promises to complicate matters much further. Here’s what he had to say: read more
Know what recent movie is about Dante’s Inferno?
Here’s how I know Inferno is about Dante’s Inferno:
- It’s called Inferno.
- Sandra Botticelli’s Map of Hell (based on Dante’s Inferno) is in it.
- Tom Hanks has visions of Hell throughout the film that closely resemble Dante’s Inferno.
- The villain of the film is obsessed with Dante Alighieri, and creates a virus which he calls, “Inferno.”
- Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones follow clues based on Dante’s Inferno to stop the villain.
- Dante’s death mask is prominently featured in the plot, and it results in the resolution of the movie.
Inferno isn’t a great film, but it’s definitely about Dante’s Inferno.
Conversely American Horror Story is definitely NOT about Dante’s Inferno!
Here’s how I know American Horror Story isn’t about Dante’s Inferno:
- There are no direct references to Dante’s Inferno.
- There are no indirect references to Dante’s Inferno.
- There are no reasonable connections to Dante’s Inferno present in the show.
You see, in order for something to be about something, it has to be about that thing, barring any sort of mental gymnastics and secret codes that only the creator of the show and a fan on the computer know about. read more
Just when you thought it was safe to turn on FX again…American Horror Story returns for another three seasons! Earlier in the fall, HNN announced that the long running series would return for a 7th season, but the Hollywood Reporter revealed that FX has added an additional two seasons, essentially extending the series for three more installments.
FX made the announcment at the annual Television Critics Association’s winter press tour. FX CEO John Landgraf engaged in some typical hyperbole stating that, “American Horror Story launched the modern limited series revolution and — as evidenced by the most recent installment, Roanoke — it remains as vital today as when Murder House stunned audiences six years ago. Each new chapter is a cultural event, beloved for every new twist in imagery, style, cast and plot. We are thrilled that Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and the entire creative team will continue to deliver the groundbreaking, celebrated American Horror Story for years to come.” read more