American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy revealed that with the recent U.S. presidential election, the new series is inspired and that there could be a character based on President-elect Donald Trump. Murphy made his remarks during an appearance on the TV show "Watch What Happens Live" in the U.S.
"Well, I don't have a title yet, but the season we'll begin shooting in June. The shooting is going to be about the election that we just went through," said Murphy, who was also behind the colorful series of "Glee" and "Nip/Tuck."
A Trump Concept Will Be The Focus Of The Next Story
In something of an exaggeration, he added that he thought the series would "be thought-provoking for a lot of viewers". When asked by host Andy Cohen if there would be "a Trump in it", Murphy replied: "Maybe."
The news came in a while after it was announced that The Girl on the Train's édgar Ramirez and former Glee star Darren Criss would play murdered fashion designer Gianni Versace and killer Andrew Cunanan in the third term of American Horror Story's offshoot series, American Crime Story.
Versace: American Crime Story will be created based on the book Vulgar Favors by Vanity Fair author Maureen Orth and will chronicle the July 1997 murder of Versace by Cunanan, who took his own life five days later as Miami Police closed in. The 10-episode series will begin taping next month with the first episode set to be directed by Murphy.
American Crime Story: Season 2 Touches On The Devastating Hurricane Katrina
The second season of American Crime Story will focus on the destruction and aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005, with Annette Bening set to play Kathleen Blanco, the former Governor of Louisiana. The sequence, which has yet to begin filming, shadows the awards success of the show's first season, which told the story of the 1994/5 OJ Simpson murder trial.