American Horror Story’s upcoming seventh season looks like it could be a home run for FX.
The seventh season is titled, “AHS: Cult,” and it looks like it going back to the origins that made the earlier seasons such a massive hit.
Details of the plot aren’t entirely known, and that’s pretty normal for AHS. The writers like to keep things pretty secret, but The Hollywood Reporter has been able to put a few pieces together.
Murphy continued to drop more bits of Cult news on Twitter, including that the 11-episode season will take place in Michigan. After asking his social followers if they’d like the main title sequence to return this season, as it was absent during Roanoke, FX revealed the opening credits on Twitter. The sequence shows what is presumed to be members of the cult at the center of the series donning both Trump and Clinton masks, and highlights a bloodied American flag.
The season begins on election night, as shown in the trailer, but will only be using Trump and Clinton to kick off the season. No actors will be cast in those two roles. “You’ll see them on television,” he said. “The first 10 minutes of the season takes place in a very eerie macabre way on election night and there’s something terrible that happens in the lives of our characters on election night as they’re watching it all go down.”
The first full trailer for the upcoming season is also downright terrifying in the final 30 seconds.
I’ve been on the AHS train since the first season. My college roommates would get together for every episode, and the series premiere is one of the most terrifying episodes of television I’ve ever seen. The first season was incredible, but it hasn’t been all sunshine and roses for the series these past few years.
The fourth and fifth seasons were awful, the second season was pedestrian at some moments and great at others, and the first, third and sixth season were all incredible. There have been some home runs and there have been some strikeouts along the way.
One obvious home run was Emma Roberts’ season three performance, was a top ten most entertaining television performance in my opinion.
Good news though: It looks like we’re back to the formula of doing what works. Lots of horror, death, terror, twists and turns and pure chaos.
“AHS: Cult” premieres tomorrow night, and I’m sure I won’t be the only one watching.