Everything You Need To Know About American Horror Story Season 7

Summer may be upon us, but it’s never too early to start thinking about American Horror Story. The upcoming season 7 of FX’s cult favorite series has just started filming, so spoilers, theories, and details are everywhere right now. That means it’s time to answer some major questions about TV king Ryan Murphy’s darkest project.
After seven years of Horror Story, we all know the drill. First, we investigate every Murphy quote in existence over the series. Then, we scrutinize all the decidedly strange on-set photos. And finally, the theme announcement and subsequent gorgeous, impossible to understand trailers arrive.
Thankfully, we’ll be right there with you throughout AHS’s very dramatic premiere process. Take a look through the gallery to find out where we are and all the secrets behind American Horror Story season 7. We already know it’s going to be a wild ride.
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Photo: Courtesy of FX.
The Season 7 Premiere Date

AHS season 7 is scheduled to debut in fall 2017. The exact premiere date is still a mystery, but we can make an educated guess.

FX’s new show Snowfall will run in the traditional Horror Story time slot — Wednesdays at 10 p.m. — until September 6. That means the network could potentially premiere AHS the next week, on September 13. That would make a lot of sense, as AHS season 6 also premiered during the second week of September 2016.

If Season 7 doesn't appear on that date, it will likely debut during the first or second week of October, like the season premieres of Horror Story seasons 1 through 5.
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The Official Theme Announcement

Fans, get ready for American Horror Story: Cult. Ryan Murphy confirmed the season 7 theme with a tweet, a few hours ahead of the big trailer premiere. The preview hints at how Cult will tackle its theme, as it seemingly deals with the real-life fears of meninists and xenophobes.

In the video, which features a crowd of male-only clowns, you can hear someone in voiceover intones, "Do some people just make you sick? ... We can set you free. We can make you strong." It's worth noting women in the video either disappear quickly like a figment or are shown as sexualized objects.
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American Horror Story Season 7 tease.

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The Very Cryptic Plot

The 2016 presidential election was so horrifying, creator Ryan Murphy has decided to base an entire season of AHS around it. "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," the writer-producer tells E! News. "Which in itself was a horror story, so it's like a horror story upon a horror story."

Although season 7 is all about the election, no actors will play competitors Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. Instead, we’ll see the politicians "on television" through the eyes of our characters.

The upcoming installments don’t have a theme name yet à la Coven or Hotel, but the episodes will "express all sides of that equation," Murphy assures The Hollywood Reporter.
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Lena Dunham Is The Latest Celebrity To Join The AHS Family

With Girls solidly behind Dunham, she's free to join new projects. AHS mastermind Murphy has announced the HBO writer-actress's first big role after Hannah Horvath will be a part of his horror drama.

Interestingly, Murphy didn't confirm whether Dunham will star in AHS season 7, or some later installment. But, with the upcoming season currently deep into filming, it's most likely Dunham has signed on to appear in this year's anthology.
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❄️🌬❄️#winteriscoming @mrrpmurphy @ahsfx

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Billie Lourd Is On Board

With Scream Queens officially over, the celebrity daughter is free to join another Ryan Murphy production. Just like Queens co-star Emma Roberts before her, Lourd is now an AHS actress and she has the icy blue Instagram photo to prove it.

The actress formerly known as Chanel #3 sported frozen-colored locks in an late-May Instagram photo and AHS season 7 in the caption. Her new hair looks suspiciously like another season 7 cast members...
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Evan Peters Went And Blue Himself

Fans first got a look at the AHS leading man’s new character when Ryan Murphy shared a "red, white and blue clue" on Instagram, which was a man’s azure-dyed hair. Everyone immediately guessed the aquamarine-haired boy was Evan, and their suspicions were confirmed when the longtime Murphy collaborator was caught filming in Los Angeles with a very pastel blue man bun.

Although specific details about Peters’s character are still unknown, the set photos show his character leaving a courthouse with a bruised right eye and his arm in a sling. It’s unclear what led the character to court, but whatever it is must be huge, since faux paparazzi are crowding around him.
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Sarah Paulson Is Hard At Work

The AHS veteran is waking up before the sun does to make sure we get all the Sarah Paulson we expect in the horror series’s latest installment.

Like everyone else, her character is still an enigma, although it's confirmed she will not play Hillary Clinton. Sadface.
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I stole @mssarahcatharinepaulson's chair. There's no turning back. #AHS7

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There Are More New Faces

Billy Lourd isn’t the only AHS newbie this year. Famed screamer Billy Eichner and former Popular star Leslie Grossman are both joining the show for 2017. As usual, their roles are a big old question mark.

Eichner, for his part, has announced via Instagram he's already making his presence known through kleptomania among the Horror Story cast.
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American Horror Story Season 7...Already feels like home :) So excited @mrrpmurphy

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Colton Haynes Is In Too

We all know there's a type among many of the American Horror Story men. So, another gorgeous actor with male model looks (and a male model past to boot) is joining season 7. That man is Scream Queens alum Colton Haynes.

The actor confirmed his new AHS role with an Instagram post, writing, "American Horror Story Season 7...Already feels like home :) So excited."
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Photo: Courtesy of FX.
What’s Next?

There will be at least two more seasons of Horror Story after season 7 wraps. It seems this politics-influenced arc is not the same as the "secret" season Murphy and a mystery writer have been working on for the past few years, which the super producer teased in September 2016, long before the horror of the 2016 election.

So, we still have that "experiment" to look forward to.