Earlier this month ‘American Horror Story’ creator Ryan Murphy revealed that the theme of season 7 will be the election. Murphy recently explained the season in more detail to THR and revealed his reasons for choosing the theme of ‘American Horror Story: Election’.
Well, one is to write about the divisiveness. American Horror Story is going to be about the election that we just went through. And what I’m interested in doing is not just the obvious, single-minded point of view but rather express all sides of that equation. What needs to happen in our country now is for people to listen to each other – we may not always agree with each other and we may be horrified by what the other side is doing but we have to move toward understanding. So that’s one example of what I’m going to do. And then all of the stuff that I’m developing now is going to be about illuminating and highlighting people who don’t have a voice in our culture — people who are ignored by the current administration and who are afraid and feel terrorized that their lives are going to be taken away. I’m interested not just in writing about those people but also in using my financial means to give back to them as well.”
So far, the season sounds like a big departure from the dark horror themes of the past six seasons. While the show may attract new viewers drawn to the political message, I have a feeling it may loose many of its regular fans, unless Murphy adds a twist.
I’ll be honest, the current issues that grip the nation, and divide it, are scary as hell. We are living in chaotic and dangerous times. I’m interested to see what the new season will hold and how they will approach what is going on in the U.S.