We’ve waited patiently, and finally, ‘American Horror Story’ co-creator Ryan Murphy has given us, as he previously promised, the title to the next season of the anthology TV show: ‘American Horror Story: Cult.’

The title may be a bit of a head-scratcher to folks who have heard reports that the next season will be “about” the most recent US Presidential Election, but Murphy insists that’s never been the case – rather, the election sets the tone for the show, but is not the focus.  In a recent interview, Murphy tried to help clarify the issues for the audience:

“I think people literally think Sarah Paulson is playing Hillary Clinton, and I wanted to clarify that that is not true. ‘Horror Story’ is always about allegory, so the election is allegory. It’s our jumping off point. It is about the election we just went through and what happened on that night and the fallout of that night, which to many people, from all sides of the camps is a horror story. And you know, that show is always so fun when it’s about the zeitgeist and what we’re doing now.

“It’s really, really fun. It starts on election night is all I’ll say…It’s very scary that night for many people. It’s fun, you will like it. It’s really a season that will have a lot of people interested and I think there’s something for everybody in that season.”

Take a look at the two new creepy teaser trailers that were released for the upcoming season!


“American History Story: Cult” will premiere on FX on September 5 at 10/9c.