SDCC 2017: AMERICAN HORROR STORY Season 7 Now Has A Title
I didn't see the sixth season of American Horror Story, but I liked three out of five of the previous seasons (1, 2, and 5), so I'm always going to be interested in what the seeasonal anthology series does next.
The season's setting - the 2016 presidential election, beginning on election night - has been known for some months now, but the title has remained a mystery. Until now! A series of activations at San Diego Comic-Con revealed the title as American Horror Story: Cult, via a video teasing some of the season's newish aesthetic.
It's time. Join us. https://t.co/5mqb4AQFjt #AHSCult pic.twitter.com/1uEEDJjUpX— AmericanHorrorStory (@AHSFX) July 21, 2017
Not much to go on there, other than a preponderance of clown imagery and a whole lot of bees. Which, as the Wicker Man remake taught us, is the most horrifying element of any cult.
The video also appears on a viral website, AHS7.com, which promises a countdown of sorts, with new content set to drop every week until the show's launch. Maybe that'll make the election setting clearer, because currently there's little visible connection - apart from the presence of total clowns.
AHS: Cult starts on September 5th on FX. Returning cast members include Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters, while newcomers include Billie Lourd, Billy Eichner, Leslie Grossman, and Colton Haynes. Girls' Lena Dunham will also appear in one episode, and John Carroll Lynch has been rumoured to return as Twisty the Clown, further connecting the show's seasons. The main cast will not be playing Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.
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