'American Horror Story' Is Going Political for Season Seven

'American Horror Story' Is Going Political for Season Seven

What's scarier than seeing an egotistical demagogue running successfully for President of the United States? Nothing, according to Ryan Murphy.

What's scarier than seeing an egotistical demagogue running successfully for President of the United States? Nothing, according to Ryan Murphy.

Text: Ian David Monroe

Last night, on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live!, Ryan Murphy announced that the seventh season of American Horror Story would be all about the 2016 American presidential election—or at least inspired by it. For most, living through it the first time was terrifying enough, but surely, Murphy has some twists up his sleeve. Steven Bannon is sure to provide plenty of material.

When asked if Trump, the character, could indeed make an appearance, Murphy responded only with “maybe.” If he does indeed go the literal route, the first questions that arise are who will play Hillary Clinton—Kathy Bates, please!—and who would ever want to play a "Trump"? Honestly, the newly elected President will probably gladly take on a role given his love of camera time and attention.

You know what would be truly amazing? Kellyanne Conway played by Sarah Paulson. Yes, please.

Murphy is concurrently working on season four of American Crime Story, which is focused on the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal—you know, the infamous one involving Bill Clinton. Given the overlap of both potential characters and cast, it will be interesting to see if the roles remain consistent.

If he was smart, Murphy would just set up a livestream in the Oval Office and call it a day. Nothing says horror quite like seeing Trump in the White House.

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