We’ve got some alternative facts to report!
When showrunner Ryan Murphy first announced that season 7 of FX’s hit anthology series, American Horror Story, would focus on the recent US presidential election, the question on everybody’s mind was: Will there be characters based on Trump and Clinton? We thought we had the answer when we reported, back on February 26th: “No.” To recap:
While the Election theme can no longer be questioned, fans are still immensely curious. Many have asked if we can expect to see characters based on Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton when American Horror Story returns to FX in late 2017. We now have an answer: No.
Murphy, who accepted the Television Showmanship of the Year distinction at the Publicists Guild Awards luncheon on Friday, told the audience (via Indiewire), “The themes of American Horror Story have always been allegories. You will not see Trump and Clinton as characters on the show.”
Well stop the presses, because it appears Murphy is reversing course on previous statements—well, kind of.
American Horror Story boss Ryan Murphy tells E! News that Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton will be portrayed in the next installment of the FX anthology series, which will begin on the night of the 2016 presidential election.
However, it’s not going to be focused on the two. They are more of a springboard.
“I think people literally think Sarah Paulson is playing Hillary Clinton,” Murphy tells E! News, “and I wanted to clarify that that is not true. Horror Story is always about allegory, so the election is allegory. It’s our jumping off point. It is about the election we just went through and what happened on that night and the fallout of that night, which to many people, from all sides of the camps is a horror story. And you know, that show is always so fun when it’s about the zeitgeist and what we’re doing now.”
Considering Season 7 isn’t going before the cameras until June, things may continue to be fluid, meaning details my change yet again. Who knows what might actually come to fruition.
What’s your opinion regarding the theme of American Horror Story Season 7, and how do you feel about the inclusion of Trump and Clinton characters? Sound off in the Comments section!