Show creator Ryan Murphy appeared on Andy Cohen's Watch What Happens Live and revealed that the next installment of his hit FX anthology, American Horror Story, will take on the 2016 presidential election. Murphy said Season 7 will pull inspiration from election day on November 8 that saw Donald Trump's surprise win over Hillary Clinton.
"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," Murphy said. "So I think that will be interesting for a lot of people."
AHS vets Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters have already been confirmed to return for the next season. When asked if there will be a character based on Trump, Murphy answered, "maybe."
Last season saw a storyline based on "Roanoke," and past cycles were "Murder House" (Season 1), "Asylum" (Season 2), "Coven" (Season 3), "Freak Show" (Season 4), and "Hotel" (Season 5). American Horror Story has been renewed through Season 9 in January.