Ryan Murphy’s latest Instagram clue regarding the nature of Season 7 of American Horror Story (Cult) actually sheds light on his overarching vision for the entire series. It ties into a previous announcement that American Horror Story has already been greenlit for a total of 9 Seasons. It turns out the number 9 is vastly significant, as it corresponds to the levels/circles of Hell in Dante’s epic poem Inferno. It turns out, each season of American Horror Story so far corresponds to a specific level of the underworld, symbolizing a journey into the realm of ultimate evil.
According to the post, past AHS seasons correspond to the following levels of Hell: Murder House is Limbo, Asylum is Fraud, Coven is Treachery, Freak Show is Greed, Hotel is Gluttony, and Roanoke is Anger; Cult will be Heresy. This means Seasons 8 & 9 will be Lust & Violence.
Cast members for AHS: Cult confirmed so far are Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Billie Lourd, Leslie Grossman, Adina Porter, Cheyenne Jackson, Billy Eichner, Colton Haynes, Alison Pill, John Carroll Lynch, Lena Dunham, Frances Conroy, and Mare Winningham.
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American Horror Story: Cult premieres on FX on September 5th. Check out the latest teaser below.