Ryan Murphy’s hit anthology series American Horror Story will return with a terrifying new chapter next month. Titled American Horror Story: Cult, the show’s seventh season will see veteran AHS actress Sarah Paulson return as a new character.
Speaking to the assembled press during Wednesday’s TCA’s, Paulson spilled some beans about hers and Alison Pill’s characters, named Ally Mayfair-Richards and Ivy Mayfair-Richards, respectively. Here’s the relevant excerpt via Entertainment Weekly:
“There are two women married to each other in that house, but who are they? ... It’s me and Alison [Pill] ... That may or may not be true.”
While AHS: Cult has been teased as having to do with the recent presidential election and post-Trump America, it would appear that won’t exactly be the case. Here’s what executive producer Alexis Martin Woodall said:
“I would say honestly that when Ryan had made the announcement originally that the season would deal with Trump, it’s more about what’s going on in the world around us. We talk about the streak of paranoia, and a lot of it launches from that. It’s not what you think it is. As with all good horror and suspense, knowing less is so much more. But it’s an element in our launch point.”
Premiering on Sept. 5 on FX, American Horror Story: Cult also stars Billie Lourd, Billy Eichner, Cheyenne Jackson, Colton Haynes, Lena Dunham (for one episode), and Leslie Grossman, as well as returning AHS alums Evan Peters and Emma Roberts, with American Horror Story: Roanoke’s Adina Porter in the role of a broadcast journalist.
Evan Peters will play a character named Kai, who will sport blue hair and have a “love story for the ages” with Sarah Paulson, while American Horror Story: Freak Show’s Twisty the Clown (who was played by John Carroll Lynch) will make a comeback.
American Horror Story fans are invited to gather in Philadelphia's Dilworth Park on Aug. 11 (Friday) at 7 p.m., where apparently some secrets “will be revealed.”