'American Horror Story' May Feature 'Donald Trump Character' in New Season

Creator Ryan Murphy says upcoming installment of anthology series will focus on 2016 election

'American Horror Story' creator Ryan Murphy said the upcoming seventh season of the anthology series will be based around the 2016 election. Credit: Frank Ockenfels/FX

American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy said the seventh season of the FX anthology series will center around the 2016 election.

During an interview on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, Murphy said, "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. I think that will be interesting for a lot of people." Murphy didn't offer any other details about the new season, though when asked if there would be a Donald Trump character, he bluntly replied, "maybe." 

Throughout its seven-season run, American Horror Story has been loosely tied to various historical events. Season One incorporated the infamous Elizabeth Short/Black Dahlia murder, Season Three focused on the descendants of the witches who survived the Salem Witch Trials and most recently, Season Six, incorporated elements of the eerie disappearance of the 1590 Roanoke Colony