Mariel Loveland
August 10, 2017 5:53 pm

It appears Ryan Murphy has thrown us for a loop yet again, because Season 7 of American Horror Story won’t be quite as we imagined.

Murphy previously announced that the upcoming season — which we now know is American Horror Story: Cult — would revolve around the 2016 presidential election.

But it turns out that Cult won’t be as politically-charged as we originally thought.  

According to executive producer Alexis Martin Woodall, the current administration doesn’t play as big of a role. Instead, Season 7 is more about the state of the world, rather than the actual election.

The season will feature the emotions surrounding the election, apparently, but not so much the election itself.

Woodall added that we can expect a “streak of paranoia” ahead, and that the season remains “on-brand.”

She added that the season will have, “bloody tension, a well-cooked meal, [and] an exciting trip to a grocery store. It is true to our brand, which is you are going to be in a whole new world all over again, and fall in love with these really special characters and hate yourself for watching it before you go to bed.”

AHS newcomer Billie Lourd said, “This is straight-up horror drama, I’d say. It’s definitely less of my comedic side and more of my dark side.”

American Horror Story: Cult premieres on FX on September 5th, and it can’t come soon enough.