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'American Horror Story' may tackle its scariest topic yet: The 2016 election

Ryan Murphy

Our long national nightmare may not yet be over.

Voters still recovering from the long, divisive presidential campaign apparently need to brace themselves for FX to dredge it all up again this fall.

“American Horror Story” creator Ryan Murphy revealed Wednesday that the seventh season of the FX anthology series will revolve around the 2016 election.

“I don’t have a title, but the season that we begin shooting in June is going to be about the election that we just went through, so I think that will be interesting for a lot of people,” he said on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.”

He declined to say whether the show will feature a character based on President Trump.

Murphy has hinted before that the next season would be set in modern times, but he had otherwise been tightlipped about the details.

Other seasons of the show, which typically recasts many of the same actors in new roles from one year to the next, have focused on a haunted house, a mental hospital, witches, carnival freaks, a deeply disturbing hotel, and the lost colony of Roanoke. Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters, who have appeared in all of them, are the only cast members confirmed so far for the upcoming season.

FX CEO John Landgraf previously said the theme of the seventh season would be “shrouded in super secrecy,” as the sixth season’s documentary format was until it launched last September. Murphy’s comments Wednesday, if accurate, would obviously be a shift away from that strategy.

Murphy also recently announced that the fourth season of his “American Crime Story” series will depict the Monica Lewinsky scandal that led to President Bill Clinton’s impeachment by the House of Representatives in 1998.

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