There’s no bigger tease in television than Ryan Murphy.
FX has released the first promo for “American Horror Story: Cult,” the seventh season of Murphy’s popular anthology series. It tells us no concrete information about the show, but it does boast Murphy’s signature style.
Murphy revealed that “Cult” will be the title on Thursday night during Comic-Con International, following a Twitter tease in which he promised it would not be called “American Horror Story: Ann Coulter.”
Here’s what we know about the new “AHS,” beyond the clown implications introduced in FX’s teaser: It will take place during the aftermath of the 2016 presidential race, with the first episode set in Michigan on election night. There won’t be actors portraying Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, but the cast does include “AHS” alums Evan Peters (who will have his “heaviest season yet,” according to Murphy), Sarah Paulson, Frances Conroy, Cheyenne Jackson and Mare Winningham, as well as Lena Dunham, Billie Lourd, Billy Eichner, Colton Haynes, Alison Pill and Adina Howard. On Instagram, Murphy has posted photos of “Freak Show” villain Twisty the Clown, a smiling elephant man and someone covered in bees. (In a separate teaser that appears to have leaked online Thursday, bees make an appearance.)
“American Horror Story: Cult,” which spans 11 episodes, will premiere Sept. 5.
Correction: An earlier version of this post incorrectly identified the villain as Tasty the Clown.