Ryan Murphy Reveals 'American Horror Story' Season 7 Will Be About 2016 Election
By Rachel McRady
The 2016 presidential election is literally going to be a Horror Story. Ryan Murphy, creator of FX's popular show American Horror Story, dished that Season 7 will center around the politics of the past year.
“I don’t have a title, but the season that we begin shooting in June is going to be about the election that we just went through,” Murphy said on Wednesday’s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. “I think that will be interesting for a lot of people.”
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Host Andy Cohen asked if there will be a Donald Trump character, to which Murphy replied, “Maybe.”
The TV mogul didn’t mention any actor’s names when it came to playing the president, but Saturday Night Live regular Alec Baldwin recently alluded to playing Trump outside of the hit NBC sketch comedy show.
"I'm gonna do [Saturday Night Live] as much as I can and there's discussions about other venues we might pursue to further express our gratitude and admiration for the Trump administration,” he told ABC News.
But that’s not the only project Murphy is working on. Fresh off a successful season covering the O.J. Simpson murder trial, he’s also planning to focus on the Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky scandal for a future season of American Crime Story.
“I don’t know who I would want to play Hillary [Clinton],” he said. “I think we're gonna cast an unknown as Monica. I'm very interested and have talked to my good friend Sarah Paulson about playing Linda Tripp, so we'll see if she'll agree to that ‘cause I always think of Sarah for everything, but I think our take on it is interesting.”
Part of that take includes focusing less on the former president and recent presidential candidate.
“I don’t think the Clintons need to be huge parts of that story,” Murphy added. “It’s about the birth of a movement in this country, that’s what we’re interested in. But yeah, we’re working on the scripts now, and I think they’re really good.”
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