American Horror Story season 7 might seriously center on the 2016 presidential election.
Many joked about the 2016 election and Donald Trump's subsequent victory being like American Horror Story, and there were certainly many memes quipping "American Horror Story: Inauguration." But it sounds like those jokes and memes are about to become a reality.
American Horror Story co-creator Ryan Murphy appeared on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live this week and revealed the theme for season 7 would in fact be the election America just experience.
"Well, 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. So I think that will be interesting for a lot of people," Murphy revealed.
Host Andy Cohen was stunned by this news, and asked Murphy if there would be a depiction of Trump in the season. The producer cryptically replied, "Maybe."
It's still not clear if Murphy is joking about this, considering this announcement seemed so informal and off the cuff compared to season theme announcements in the past. Past themes have been announced at PaleyFest or in the case of Hotel, by then-new star Lady Gaga.
Twitter is very mixed on the idea of season 7 centering on the 2016 election, considering how America just went through it in reality:
American Horror Story: Election
Why do I feel like I've seen this season before it's even started?
— Isaac wright (@I_Zac33) February 16, 2017
If American Horror Story's next season is going to about the election it's going to be the scariest yet
— Georgia (@horangomezx) February 16, 2017
really... the next season of american horror story is about the election... thats just bad writing.
— Chrystina King (@KingChrystina) February 16, 2017
internet: makes american horror story trump memes
ryan murphy: hey that's not a bad idea
— (@jimmydarlin) February 16, 2017
Not wanting AMERICAN HORROR STORY to be about the election is truly the first bipartisan stance of this era.
— Michael Arbeiter (@MichaelArbeiter) February 16, 2017
"season 7 of American Horror Story is the 2016 election" pic.twitter.com/JnhvHTPUVu
— Carly Lane (@carlylane) February 16, 2017
The next season of 'American Horror Story' is gonna have a 2016 election theme as if it could get scarier.
The theme is literally a meme.
— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) February 16, 2017
this is TOO SOON https://t.co/3WcOvOIdCG
— E. Alex Jung (@e_alexjung) February 16, 2017
As for who will be part of season 7, only Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters have been confirmed so far, with more cast announcements to come.
American Horror Story season 7 is expected to premiere in the fall on FX.