Finally, we can put our anticipation to rest! The title of Season 7 of American Horror Story is “Cult.” The news was delivered to hundreds of fans during the “AHS” event at Comic-Con in San Diego, Thursday night. The announcement was made with a special presentation in the marina behind the San Diego Convention center. A floating barge sprayed a massive wall of water into the air, with the teaser being projected onto the water and its fans recording every second of this worthy unveil. Showrunner and creator Ryan Murphy, previously revealed that the next installment is inspired by the 2016 presidential election. Continuing the reveal, FX surprised everyone with a new website and a video of creepy clowns revealing the seasons’ title. The video is locked as “Week One”, alongside the following seven weeks marked.
Keeping it in the fashion of American Horror Story, little information has been given on this upcoming season. Though, Murphy has confirmed that the seventh season will focus on the 2016 presidential election, details still remain scarce. What we know so far, is the season will be a continuation of election night with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump being the openers of the series. However, we will not see any of the confirmed cast members reenact this scene, the viewers will only see Trump and his former component on a television within the opening scene. Murphy has also been dropping hints of what this season could consist of through his Instagram.
Alongside returning cast members, Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters, newcomers Billie Lourd, Billy Eichner, Leslie Grossman and Colton Haynes have joined the team. Cheyenne Jackson and Adina Porter are also believed to be returning, in addition, Murphy announced on Wednesday that Lena Dunham will also be joining the AHS family for one episode.
The show has a scheduled premiere date of September 5th, on FX.