Ryan Murphy Reveals 'American Horror Story' Will Tackle 2016 Presidential Election
The prolific producer revealed the theme during a late night appearance Wednesday.
Ryan Murphy is pulling inspiration straight from the 2016 presidential election for the next season of
, the prolific producer revealed that season seven of the FX anthology series will tackle the Nov. 8 election that saw Donald Trump defeat former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The next season "is going to be about the election that we just went through so I think that will be interesting for a lot of people," Murphy told
host Andy Cohen while promoting his new FX anthology series
When pressed for details from Cohen, particularly whether there will be a character based on now-President Trump, Murphy responded with a coy "maybe."
was renewed for two more seasons in January. Series mainstays
Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters have already been confirmed to return. Season seven, Murphy also revealed Wednesday, begins shooting in June.
Murphy has been less and less forthcoming about recent seasons of
. For season six, 24 teasers touting different themes were created to keep viewers in the dark about the theme.
, which launches its first season on March 5, centers on the rivalry between actresses Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. A
, which famously focused on O.J. Simpson's murder trial in season one, is set to tackle several more political topics in upcoming installments. Season two will look at Hurricane Katrina, and
producers have also optioned Jeffrey Toobin's book about the Monica Lewinsky scandal,
A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President.
wouldn't be the only series to tackle the most recent presidential election. The upcoming
spinoff, premiering Sunday, opens with Christine Baranski's character watching President Trump's inauguration after a rewrite.
also discussed the surprising results of the election in a recent episode. South Park has also covered the election frequently.
famously featured a similar presidential candidate last season in Gregg Henry's character. Meanwhile, Gary Cole played a businessman-turned-politician loosely inspired by Trump in a twice-delayed episode of
that look at the Lewinsky scandal, in which Murphy revealed which famous figure from the scandal Paulson might play:
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