Last month on Andy Cohen’s talk show, “American Horror Story” showrunner Ryan Murphy revealed that the seventh season of the show will be “about the election that we just went through”.
Asked further if a Donald Trump character would appear in the show, Murphy only said “maybe”. Speaking at the Publicists Guild Awards recently, Murphy has changed that to a firm ‘no’ and tells Indiewire:
“The themes of American Horror Story have always been allegories. You will not see [Donald] Trump and [Hillary] Clinton as characters on the show.”
That said, he adds he’s thinking of giving Sarah Paulson a Kellyanne Conway-inspired part in the new season. He also tells THR what his aim is with the new season:
“What I’m interested in doing is not just the obvious, single-minded point of view but rather express all sides of that equation. What needs to happen in our country now is for people to 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.
So that’s one example of what I’m going to do. And then all of the stuff that I’m developing now is going to be about illuminating and highlighting 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. I’m interested not just in writing about those people but also in using my financial means to give back to them as well.”
The new season does not yet have a title and is currently slated to begin production in June ahead of a fourth quarter premiere.