Friday, February 23, 2018

You might have heard by now that American Horror Story showrunner Ryan Murphy revealed the theme for the show’s upcoming season. But there are a few lingering questions…

American Horror Story showrunner Ryan Murphy appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen to promote his new show, Feud, starring AHS alum Jessica Lange. However, Murphy dropped a bombshell with news that the seventh season of American Horror Story will revolve around the 2016 Presidential Election.

Wait, what?

Yes, I’ll be the first to admit that this news shocked the hell out of me. But it wasn’t because of the theme. (That’s a whole other story)

What was really strange to me is that prior to the release of Season 6, Murphy teased a secret season of American Horror Story that he was working on with one other writer. Not only that, but he has also confirmed that an upcoming season will feature a Murder House (Season 1) and Coven (Season 3) crossover.

American Horror Story received a two-season pickup from FX during the sixth season AFTER being renewed for Season 7, meaning that we have three more seasons to work with, so that begs the question of when we can expect to see that secret season and the crossover. When did Murphy decide to base the show around the election? How will the election tie into the universe that already exists?

Clearly, there are a lot of questions that we have after this announcement. Filming for the seventh season begins in June so hopefully we get a little more information between now and then. It’s a long wait until the show premieres in the fall.

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