1. Your first look at one of the new season’s creatures
Ryan Murphy shared this photo on Instagram, calling it a “Season 7 tease.” And since the elephant is the symbol of the Republican party, looks like we’ll could be getting a donkey sketch any day now.
4. Two fan favorites will be back.
At the Television Critics Association winter press tour following a panel for Feud, Murphy told reporters that Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters would be returning for Season 7.
John Landgraff — CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions — also told reporters at TCA, “Ryan has yet another, I think, really innovative idea for how to do something fresh and different with the franchise that audiences haven’t seen before.”
5. The presidential election will factor into Season 7.
In Feb. 2017 while on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, Murphy said Season 7 “is going to be about the election that we just went through. So I think that will be interesting for a lot of people.”
His statement triggered quite a lot of online speculation, leading Murphy to later elaborate to E! Online: “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.”
6. And it will be begin on election night.
“It’s very scary, that night, for many people,” Murphy told E! Online. “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.”
7. Also, Season 7 may have ties to Season 4.
The very first time Murphy revealed anything about Season 7 was in Oct. 2016 when he said, “Next year, we will be going back to some Freak Show characters, deeper histories and mythologies. So we’re sort of still exploring Season 4 in Season 7.”
And while that might still hold true, that was before Donald Trump won the presidential election, so Murphy’s plan could’ve changed completely.