In the bloody, patriotic-themed first look, which was released on Monday, August 21, members of the cult are seen wearing creepy masks of the 2016 Republican and Democratic presidential candidates. The credits are set to a slower rendition of the FX series’ usual theme song.
Cult begins on election night in Michigan and tackles the real-life political event and its aftermath, though it will not feature characters portraying the nominees. The cast of the new season also includes returnees Emma Roberts, Frances Conroy, Adina Porter and Mare Winningham, and newcomers Colton Haynes, Lena Dunham and Leslie Grossman.
Franchise creator Ryan Murphy first revealed that season 7 of AHS would focus on the election during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen. “The season that we begin shooting in June is going to be about the election that we just went through,” he said earlier this year. “I think that will be interesting for a lot of people.”
American Horror Story: Cult premieres on FX on Tuesday, September 5, at 10 p.m. ET.
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