The general concept of “American Horror Story” is allegory. Although the storyline of season 7 remains under the wraps, it looks like the upcoming season of the series is set to be an abstract representation of the horror brought about the 2016 U.S. Election.
“‘American Horror Story’ is going to be about the election that we just went through,” Ryan Murphy, co-creator of the show, revealed to The Hollywood Reporter.
Murphy emphasized that he would not be focusing on the obvious and single-minded point of view. Instead, he said he would be expressing all sides of the political division. He stated that people should listen to each other.
“We may not always agree with each other and we may be horrified by what the other side is doing but we have to move toward understanding,” said the Murphy, who also created “Feud.”
The 51-year-old showrunner stated that the next season is going to be about highlighting the people who don’t have a voice when it comes to social and national matters, as well as “people who are ignored by the current administration and who are afraid and feel terrorized that their lives are going to be taken away.”
The series mainstays, Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters, will reportedly take on the lead roles in the seventh season of the horror anthology.
During his interview with E! News, Murphy made it clear that Paulson will not be portraying Hillary Clinton as the election is an allegory. He confirmed that they (with co-creator Brad Falchuk) are halfway through the script already and that the writing started on the night after the election.
“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,” he explained.
At PaleyFest, Paulson indicated (via Variety) that Murphy has not given them any hints about the upcoming season. However, she hoped to reprise her role as Cordelia Foxx from the third season, “American Horror Story: Coven.”
The seventh season is scheduled to premiere in September 2017.