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When American Horror Story Season 7 Will Finally Reveal Its Theme

Lady Gaga in Roanoke

There are few TV shows as consistently anticipated and hyped up as American Horror Story. Ryan Murphy's anthology series changes its setting and cast every season, making the eventual reveal of each year's theme an event for avid TV fans. The series changed the game when Season 6 released no information prior to its premiere, but now it looks like the folks over at FX are going back to their roots, and revealing Season 7's premise shortly. Ryan Murphy shared this news himself, informing fans on social media to expect the news in just a few short weeks.

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Well, that's a relief. It looks like American Horror Story will be far less cagey for the upcoming season, allowing the fandom to get properly psyched by revealing details about what Season 7 will be all about.

Ryan Murphy's Twitter announcement will no doubt be a relief for the American Horror Story fans who are currently perplexed regarding Season 7's contents. Because while the theme and premiere date are still a mystery, Murphy has revealed various vague details about the season in the past few months. Specifically that Season 7 will somehow relate to the 2016 Presidential Election. But the director/producer has also given conflicting reports, especially whether or not actors will be portraying nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

American Horror Story is also known for its penchant for crossovers between seasons, and just yesterday it was announced that one of the show's most terrifying villains will be returning for the mysterious seventh season. Twisty the Clown from Freakshow is coming back in some capacity, which is sure to be the catalyst for many nightmares in the future. The killer clown was one of the highlights of an otherwise divisive season, and he seemed to leave the show too soon. But the clown will be back, hopefully killing some more innocent bystanders with a bowling pin in the process.

It should be interesting to see what type of tone Season 7 of AHS has. The series generally alternates between campy seasons and one that are more terrifying. Last season's Roanoke changed the format of the show by using a mockumentary style, while also containing the most horrifying visuals and situations that the long running series has ever had. I'd normally assume that this next season would end up being a bit lighter, but Ryan Murphy has made it clear that he's willing to do anything and surprise the audience.

American Horror Story's Season 7 theme will be revealed on July 20th, and will welcome newcommers Billie Lourd, Billy Eichner, and Colton Haynes.

Corey Chichizola

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.