‘American Horror Story’ Season 7 Will Be Based on Something Actually Terrifying: The Election

Ryan Murphy revealed that the upcoming season of American Horror Story will recount the events of an actual American Horror Story: the most recent presidential election.

The series’ creator joined Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live to explain the “inspiration” behind Season 7.

“I don’t have a title, but the season that we begin shooting in June is going to be about the election that we just went through,” said Murphy.

Cohen asked if there would be a character based on Donald Trump, and Murphy only responded with a coy “maybe.”

Season 6 of American Horror Story: Roanoke ended in November 2016. At the time, FX released a short aquatic teaser that likely doesn’t hold any significance at all now, unless it’s footage from Mar-a-Lago. Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters are the only confirmed cast members for this upcoming season so far.

At the Television Critics Association’s press tour in January, where it was announced that AHS had been renewed through 2019, FX CEO John Landgraf said that audiences would be kept in the dark about the details of AHS Season 7 until the premiere, just like Roanoke.

“Ryan has yet another really innovative idea for how to do something fresh and different with the franchise that audiences haven’t seen before, and there’s a marketing promotional hook around that.”

Watch Murphy’s announcement in the video below.