The cast and crew of "American Horror Story: Cult" are not about to spill the beans entirely about what goes down in the seventh season of the horror anthology series. But early hints that the season revolves around the 2016 presidential election don't tell the entire story, they say.
Members of the ensemble and creative team danced around the subject during a panel at the Television Critics Association summer press tour this week, where they discussed "Cult" -- as vaguely as possible, of course. Referencing comments that creator Ryan Murphy made way back in February, when he told Andy Cohen that season seven would be "about the election that we just went through," "AHS" executive producer Alexis Martin Woodall said that there was more to that statement than meets the eye.
"When Ryan had to make the announcement originally that the season was going to deal with Trump, I think it's more about what's going on in our world around us," Woodall explained to reporters.
Deadline reports that the EP went on to clarify those remarks slightly, though she declined to get into too many specifics:
However, the show will certainly feed into the state of mind surrounding the election, since Woodall said the show will feature a "streak of paranoia," but she added, "it's not what you think it is — and I'm not trying to be cagey. It's just with all good horror and suspense not knowing is going to be good for you." When pushed for more, Woodall conceded that she would describe the new season as, "bloody tension, a well-cooked meal, an exciting trip to a grocery store. It is true to our brand, which is you are going to be in a whole new world all over again, and fall in love with these really special characters and hate yourself for watching it before you go to bed."
Sounds about right for "American Horror Story." Fans will find out more when "Cult" premieres on September 5.