Ryan Murphy has been a one-man public relations machine over the past several months, keeping American Horror Story fans guessing with a series of announcements and teases not only through social media, but also through a huge theme reveal at this year's Comic-Con International (SDCC 2017).
With about a month left before the show's seventh season premiere on Tuesday, September 5th, Murphy and FX continued to fill-in-the-blanks for viewers on Friday with the release of our "first-looks" at a number of new cast members and which characters they'll be playing.
Oh…and I think they're going to have a clown problem real soon. "The Cult of Twisty", maybe?
But leave it to Murphy to always make it interesting if you want to get the answers you seek. These photos were available on FX's official website for the series, but there was a catch: you had to click on certain parts of the disturbing main page video to collect words, and then unscramble the words and submit to open access:
By wandering around the site for a few minutes, it would also seem that Murphy is planning a series of of big AHS announcements over the next several weeks:
As previously announced, American Horror Story: Cult will include a number of returning cast members, including: Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Adina Porter, Cheyenne Jackson and Emma Roberts. New cast members for this season include Billie Lourd (Scream Queens), Billy Eichner (Difficult People), Colton Haynes (Arrow), Leslie Grossman (Nip/Tuck), Alison Pill (The Newsroom), and Lena Dunham (Girls).
American Horror Story: Cult is using the 2016 election as an inspiration and backdrop for the story, beginning with the night of the election itself. While the turbulent election might serve as the season's theme, Murphy wants viewers to know that if they're expecting to see Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump portrayed, that's not exactly the case.
American Horror Story: Cult premieres on Tuesday, September 5th on FX.