Drumroll please … the upcoming season of American Horror Story will be titled Cult.
Murphy announced the theme of the seventh installment in FXs anthology series on Thursday night in a series of tweets that kept fans waiting for over an hour. After eliminating Colony, Hive and Ann Coulter as potential options, all was revealed.
But what does it mean? The Glee creator has already shared that the new season wouldsomehow tackle the 2016 presidential election during a visit to Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohenin February.
Well, I dont have a title. But the season that we begin shooting in June is going to be about the election that we just went through, he said. So I think that will be interesting for a lot of people.
Earlier this month, Murphy announced when he would disclose the seasons theme on social media, writing that suddenly … it will all make sense.
For months, Murphy has been teasing the title of the politically driven season, posting increasingly disturbing images on social media.
In May, he kicked things off with a drawing of a nightmarish elephant possibly a nod to the GOP mascot and then took the buzz up a notch last week with a photo of a person swarmed with bees.
The themes of American Horror Story have always been allegories, he said. You will not see [Donald] Trump and [Hillary] Clinton as characters on the show.
However, we will see series mainstays Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters return to the franchise, as well as newcomers Billy Eichner,Billie Lourd, Alison Pill, Leslie Grossman, Colton Haynes and the most recent addition, Lena Dunham.
And if that wasnt enough, Twisty the Clown is alsoofficially backto make regular appearances in your nightmares.
American Horror Story returns this fall on FX.
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