Ryan Murphy is clarifying some earlier hints he dropped about the upcoming season of “American Horror Story”, which he revealed would tackle the contentious 2016 U.S. presidential election.
“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,” Murphy told Andy Cohen last week during an appearance on “Watch What Happens Live”, leading to no end of speculation as to who’d be cast as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
However, Murphy is now explaining that season seven of “AHS” won’t literally dramatize the election but will explore it on a more thematic level, reports Indiewire.
Murphy explained his intent for the upcoming season when speaking to the crowd at the Publicists Guild Awards Luncheon in Beverly Hills on Friday, where he accepted the award for Television Showmanship of the Year.
“The themes of ‘American Horror Story’ have always been allegories,” he said. “You will not see Trump and Clinton as characters on the show.”
Then again, after being handed the award by frequent “AHS” actress Sarah Paulson, he joked: “Now as I look over at Sarah Paulson, I think of [Trump counselor] Kellyanne Conway. I don’t know! I might be rewriting!”