American Horror Story creator and producer Ryan Murphy has confirmed that the next season in the installment will focus on the 2016 U.S. presidential election.


Murphy told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live that his inspiration for the seventh season in the wacky series comes from Donald Trump‘s surprise win over Hillary Clinton. “Well, I don’t have a title, but the season we begin shooting in June is going to be about the election that we just went through,” Murphy said. “So I think that will be interesting for a lot of people.”

When asked if there will be a character based on Trump, Murphy replied with a sly, “maybe,” which is pretty good evidence that there will be. Series veterans Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters have already been confirmed to be returning for the upcoming season.

The show itself has been renewed by FX through Season 9. Some fans are finding it refreshing that Murphy has disclosed the topic of the season so soon. For season, titled “Roanoke,” the theme of the show was not revealed until its season premiere.


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In fact, one American Horror Story alum has already declared her interest in portraying Clinton. Naomi Grossman, who played Pepper on both “Asylum” and “Freak Show,” posted a photo of herself dressed as the democratic candidate from a 2016 Halloween Party. “Pantsuit’s pressed & ready,” was the caption.

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