As an avid fan of American Horror Story, it was extremely interesting to hear that Ryan Murphy, who produces and writes for the show, mentioned that season 7 would grapple with the 2016 presidential election. Ryan Murphy also produces American Crime Story, another FX anthology that follows true stories in American history; the next season is covering the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky scandal. American Horror Story is known for it’s extreme gore, insane murderers, and butchering pig men….so I am unsure how the election will fit in with the usual characters. Murphy also mentioned that season 7 will link to season 4, Freak Show. Even if you didn’t watch American Horror Story, you probably remember the never-ending memes and pictures of the terrifying clown from that season.
Whether Ryan Murphy will be making a political stance on the election or is just trying to gain more viewers by tying in a subject we are all well versed in by now is still up in the air. The theme of season 7 will be announced in the Spring of 2017, so we might get more information then on how Murphy has linked a relationship to the election and Freak Show…(Season 4 also took place in the year 1952 so that’s also confusing to many).
One thing we do know, is that this election, which was a huge television event for everyone in America, will prove to be a hot topic for awhile.