The women of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT reluctantly gave out some slight plot details about the upcoming season of Ryan Murphy’s horror anthology series during their panel at the Television Critics’ Association’s summer press tour Wednesday.
The biggest revelation came early, when the cast about what a Mrs. and Mrs. sign on a sign meant and who would be married to whom.
“There are two women married to each other in that house,” Alison Pill admitted. “But who are they? There’s a number of women up here. It’s anybody’s guess.”
“It’s me and Alison\,” Sarah Paulson blurted out, before apparently taking it back.
More clues about the plot came later, when Pill admitted being on the show – her first horror project – had made her somewhat more paranoid in real life.
“This particular season has a steak of paranoia that I think is infectious,” she said.
Billie Lourd also hinted at the season’s tone when asked if she would bring any of her comedic chops to her role.
“This is straight up horror drama, I’d say,” she said. “It’s definitely less of my comedic side and more of my real dark side. I do have emotions this time, which is really exciting.”
Finally, executive producer Alexis Martin Woodall clarified earlier comments from Murphy that the season would revolve around he 2016 Presidential election.
“I think it’s more about what’s going on in the world around us,” she said. “When we talk about that streak of paranoia… it’s not what you think it is. I’m not trying to be cagey, but as with all good horror thriller, knowing less is actually so much more. It’s an element in our launch point.”
Linda Ge | TV Editor