One of the hallmarks of American Horror Story, which is launching its 7th season next month, is the extreme secrecy under which the series is produced. Showrunner Ryan Murphy and his staff work insanely hard making sure no one gets crucial information until the show airs. There seems to be a leak in that iron veil, however, and paparazzi have traced the source to The Netherlands.
A couple days ago, we brought you a leaked bio for Sarah Paulson’s character we got via a Fox affiliate in The Netherlands (Fox is the parent company of FX); it revealed that the American Horror Story: Cult will take place in Michigan, and Paulson’s character is recovering from PTSD following 9/11. After Trump wins the election, she develops new fears of holes, blood—and clowns!
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Late last night, we caught another leak; this time, it’s an extended synopsis that reveals some important plot details. You can read the synopsis in its entirety below.
Warning: Below There Be Spoilers!
American Horror Story 7 takes place in the suburbs of contemporary Detroit with Sarah Paulson in the lead as a New Yorker who has been traumatized by the attacks on September 11th. She has raised three freaking phobias [sic]; Trypophobia, anxiety for irregular patterns in objects with holes or bumps; Coulrophobia, anxiety for clowns, and hemophobia, an irrational fear of blood. In the years after9/11 she learned to master her fears thanks to her wife, played by Alison Pill. But the election victory of Donal Trump is making her fears serious again. If Sarah’s character is threatened by a group of sinister clowns who think of A Clockwork Orange, her wife thinks she had a psychotic episode. [Obviously there are translation issues; I’m guessing: “When Sarah’s character is attacked by a group of clowns in an encounter reminiscent of A Clockwork Orange, her wife dismisses it as a psychotic episode”.] The lack of support causes Sarah’s character to take drastic measures to protect themselves and her family [sic].
Check out the opening title sequence for American Horror Story: Cult, released earlier this week, below.
American Horror Story: Cult confirmed cast members are: Emma Roberts, 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.
American Horror Story: Cult returns to FX on September 5th.
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