American Horror Story Season 7: 'Cult' Gets New Teaser, Poster

american horror story season 7 teaser

Gotta give it to Ryan Murphy: for every answer he gives you about American Horror Story: Cult, he raises about a dozen new questions. Murphy's game of "tease-the-fans" rages on this week with a new teaser and official poster for the show's upcoming Season 7 ahead of its Tuesday, September 5th premiere.

Fans spent months trying to figure out what all the teases Murphy was sending out really meant, desperate to know the name for this season and if it would give them any more clues to the overall theme. Murphy used the spectacle that is Comic-Con International (SDCC) to formally make the announcement:

And then an additional teaser after the announcement:

Murphy teased American Horror Story's upcoming season for over two months with casting announcements and seemingly random images, including one that more than implied that Twisty the Clown (John Carroll Lynch) from Season 4's Freak Show would be making his presence known…and he might be bringing some of his fellow "freaks" along with him.

american horror story season 7 teaser

As previously announced, American Horror Story: Cult will include returning cast members Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Adina Porter, and Cheyenne Jackson; as well as new cast members 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 running for their lives from a crazed, knife-wielding Twisty, they're going to be disappointed:

american horror story season 7 teaser

"I think people literally think Sarah Paulson is playing Hillary Clinton, and I wanted to clarify that that is not true. Horror Story is always about allegory, so the election is allegory. It's our jumping off point. It is about the election we just went through and what happened on that night and the fallout of that night, which to many people, from all sides of the camps is a horror story. And you know, that show is always so fun when it's about the zeitgeist and what we're doing now. You'll see them (Clinton and Trump) on television. The first 10 minutes of the season, this 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. Which in itself was a horror story, so it's like a horror story upon a horror story."


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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.

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