“It’s very scary and very fun and very…topical,” Murphy said during an exclusive sit-down interview with E! News earlier this week. “Anybody who voted in the last election will very much enjoy what it’s about.”
According to E! News, Murphy delved into the news on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, saying that the season is going to be “about the election that we just went through, so I think that will be interesting for a lot of people.” When asked if there will be a Trump in it, Murphy said, “Maybe.” He is not ready to reveal more details just yet.
“Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson are the leads [of season seven],” Murphy tells E! News. “But they don’t know who they’re playing…It’s a modern story is all I’ll say. We just started back in the writers’ room for that.”
Murphy mentioned that the show will have an earlier premiere in 2017. “It’s going to debut earlier than it did before—debut around Labor Day, because I like having it done, sort of by Halloween.”
According to E! News, last year, Murphy told Entertainment Weekly that season 7 would feature a few of the characters from Freak Show in season 4.
Murphy is also planning a crossover season in the future. “We do know what we’re going to do,” Murphy said at EW’s PopFest. “It’s not going to be next season, but we are going to do a season that’s a crossover between Murder House and Coven together, which is very bizarre.”
There’s already been a teaser for season eight months ago, as Murphy has said he’s working with a writer. “It’s my secret season,” he told EW. “I’ve been working with a writer on a season that only he and I know.” As excited as fans can be about an eighth season, Murphy did note that he is unsure of the air date. “It’s one person writing all episodes. The whole show has been a great joy to me because it’s an experiment.”
While a set date hasn’t been confirmed yet, fans can expect American Horror Story season 7 to premiere in either September or October of this year.