In case you’ve been completely in the dark (of a haunted house), the next season of American Horror Story will focus on the 2016 election. Yeah, we know, we know.
Since announcing the theme last month, AHS Czar Ryan Murphy has been pretty cryptic when it comes to exactly what’s going to happen during Season 7. One second he says that the 2016 Presidential Candidates won’t be portrayed, the next second he’s like “OH YES THEY WILL BE THERE.” It’s been a lot of back and forth, and while we try to figure out what kind of mayhem and mischief will happen when AHS picks up on the fall, at least we now know when it picks up.
In an new interview with E!, Murphy reveals that while he’s not done writing the season yet, he can reveal how it begins:
He also once again reminds us that this season won’t be something ripped-from-the-headlines. The 2016 Election is the backdrop for an even bigger story. And no, Sarah Paulson is not playing Hillary Clinton.
So, to recap: The season starts on Election night. Will not feature the Presidential Candidates. Will feature people like them (probably…?). Evan Peters will be there. No word yet on Lady Gaga, or any ghosts.
Whatever comes our way, we’re ready. We hope.