Ryan Murphy announced to E! News that both Trump and Hillary Clinton will be portrayed in Season 7 of the anthology series. The new season will open with election night. And while those are the only details the mysterious creator has given us about the storyline for now, you can bet it won’t shine a flattering light on our dear Mr. President.
It was also previously announced that Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters will star in the new season, which isn’t a surprise given that they’re Murphy’s darlings.
Bring it on.
But as for who Peters and Paulson will be playing in the new season, which Murphy admitted is only about halfway written right now, Murphy assured fans Paulson won’t spend all season spoofing Clinton.
“I think people literally think Sarah Paulson is playing Hillary Clinton, and I wanted to clarify that that is not true. Horror Story is always about allegory, so the election is allegory,” Murphy explained. “It’s our jumping off point. It is about the election we just went through and what happened on that night and the fallout of that night, which to many people, from all sides of the camps is a horror story. And you know, that show is always so fun when it’s about the zeitgeist and what we’re doing now.”
So Paulson will most likely be a political candidate, who isn’t Clinton but is kinda, sorta based on Clinton. Take that as you will.
But you can bet Murphy will take the horror story that was election night 2016 and take it up quite a few notches into the wonderfully weird and creepy. And there will be blood. You can bet there will be blood.
Maybe Murphy is going to go all Tarantino à la Inglourious Basterds on us. Now that would definitely be a terrifying season.
What do you think Murphy has in store for American Horror Story Season 7?
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