This upcoming season of American Horror Story is set to be a unique one. For the past six seasons, they’ve managed to (mostly) successfully utilize a unique theme and exploit it for maximum horror. This year’s season deals with a more grounded horror — the recent U.S. presidential election.
But don’t worry. This isn’t going to be some House of Cards-type story. Nor will it actually have actors portraying Trump and Clinton in ridiculous ways. They will instead utilize news footage to show the actual election and (we’re assuming) debates. The actual story will take place after the election, and is kicked off by the results of said election.
As indicated by the trailer, it sounds like some real unsavory types are super enthused about the results of Trump taking office (including a TV-humping Evan Peters). One such group is a “cult” of clowns that have been emboldened, for some reason. Also making a grand return in this season is Freak Show’s Twisty the Clown, who looks just as terrifying here as he ever had. This time around, he looks to be the center of whatever clown craziness that seems to be going down.
According to showrunner Ryan Murphy, this season will highlight “people who don’t have a voice in our culture. People who are ignored by the current administration and who are afraid and feel terrorized that their lives are going to be taken away.”
So if you were hoping to have a politically-neutral season, you are sadly mistaken.
This 11-episode season of American Horror Story hits FX on September 5, 2017.
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SOURCE: Trailers Promos Teasers, THR