The very first thing we heard about “American Horror Story: Cult” is that it was inspired by last year’s presidential election. Indeed the first episode will begin on election night, but how much of the story is actually tied to what’s going on in America right now?
A good deal, apparently.
On “Late Night With Seth Myers” last night, “Cult” star Billy Eichner spilled some beans about Season 7.
“It is inspired by the election,” he told Myers. “It starts on election night and then you see the fallout from that. And it is a gory, fantasy, violent, sexual, surreal take on post-Trump America.”
Eichner also dug a bit into the character he’s playing, Harrison Wilton.
“It’s absolutely insane. It’s so crazy,” he noted. “This is the biggest departure that I think most people have seen [from me], and it’s serious. There are some darkly funny moments, but it’s mostly serious and violent and sexual and all the things people have always wanted to see from me.”
Evan Peters will be playing a character named Kai, while Sarah Paulson will also return as new character Ally. The two characters will have “a love story for the ages.”
The cast also includes Alison Pill as Ivy Mayfair-Richards; Billie Lourd as Winter Anderson; Cheyenne Jackson as Dr. Rudy Vincent; and Colton Haynes as Detective Samuels. Frances Conroy, Lena Dunham, Emma Roberts, Adina Porter, Mare Winningham and Leslie Grossman also star.