Thanks to last week’s trailer, we now know a bit more about “American Horror Story: Cult.“ The FX series’ seventh season takes place in the wake of Donald Trump being elected President of the United States, and Sarah Paulson will be playing a character whose fear of clowns is cranked up to eleven after the election.
As for Evan Peters, he’s playing a blue-haired madman named Kai. But the character he’s seen as in the trailer isn’t the only one he’ll be playing this season.
Per Deadline, Ryan Murphy has revealed that Peters will be playing a handful of infamous cult leaders in “American Horror Story: Cult,” presumably through flashback sequences. The various real-life figures include “Charles Manson, David Koresh, Jim Jones and Andy Warhol.”
Murphy noted that he’s been trying to work Manson into “AHS” for quite some time.
“We examine how these people rise to power — they’re idiots,” he teased. “It’s not about Trump and Clinton. It’s about somebody who put their finger up to the wind and rose up in power and used people’s vulnerabilities.”
Murphy also confirmed that Lena Dunham is playing Valerie Solanas, the radical feminist who attempted to kill Andy Warhol in the late 1960s.
The 11-episode Season 7 premieres Tuesday, September 5.