American Horror Story Season 7: Theme Revealed!

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When Ryan Murphy revealed that the latest iteration of the American Horror Story franchise was going to be a modern-day tale, we had no idea it would be this modern. 

American Horror Story Season 7 will make viewers relive the 2016 election.

Evan Peters on AHS

“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,” series creator Ryan Murphy revealed on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live Wednesday.

“I think that will be interesting for a lot of people.”

When pressed about whether a character resembling Donald Trump would appear, he replied, "Maybe."

In an interview with E! Online, Murphy touched on his thoughts on the next chapter.

"It's very scary and very fun and very…topical," Murphy said.

Ryan Murphy

"Anybody who voted in the last election will very much enjoy what it's about."

It's certainly a different direction for the series, which has focused on supernatural elements for the past six seasons. 

It would be surprising to have the show go on without a supernatural element, but Ryan Murphy likes to pull the rug from under viewers. 

It seems like this could be the story some fans were looking for. 

AHS Faux Title Card

Fake title cards were floating around for a new edition of the franchise, which was apparently set to begin on January 20. Yes, that's the date of Trump's inauguration. 

It's somewhat surprising Murphy has revealed the theme so early this year.

The theme for American Horror Story Season 6 was kept under wraps until transmission. 

Currently, series veterans Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters are slated to appear on the new season.

Disturbing Images - American Horror Story

It is expected that much of the other cast members will be announced prior to the show's return in the fall. 

Remember you can watch American Horror Story online right here via TV Fanatic. 

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American Horror Story Quotes

I am the queen of every hive. I am the fire on every hill. I am the shield over every head. I am the spear of battle. Who but I am both the tree and the lightning that strikes it?

The Butcher

We have two selves. One the world needs us to be, compliant, and the shadow. Ignore it and life is forever suffering.

Countess [to Liz]