Some might consider the current political landscape a real life American horror story, so it figures that American Horror Story showrunner Ryan Murphy says the 2016 election will be the focus of the upcoming season of the FX horror drama.

“I don’t have a title, but the season we begin shooting in June is going to be about the election that we just went through,” Murphy said during an interview with Andy Cohen. “So I think that will be interesting for a lot of people.”

OK, this sounds interesting, and we know that if the story does include a Donald Trump character, or one that closely resembles the 45th President of the United States, Trump will be sure to tweet about how unfair it is to his likeness the next morning. Of course, that would mean Trump would have to criticize FX, a network owned by his buddy Rupert Murdoch. So something’s gotta give.

More importantly, who would be cast for this season? Could we possibly see Alec Baldwin cast to fill the role of Trump in American Horror Story in addition to his portrayal of the president on Saturday Night Live? I would seriously doubt that, as much fun as it may be to think about. Baldwin is likely locked into a contract with SNL for his Trump impersonation, meaning FX would never be able to pull it off. Plus, Baldwin has a comedic take on Trump, while AHS would likely want a darker portrayal on screen anyway. Unfortunately, that probably means no Leslie Jones, too.


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