Earlier this week, American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy announced that Lena Dunham will be joining the show’s cast. If that wasn’t scary enough, a teaser trailer for the new season appeared online today, and … well, yeah, we hope you’re not too deathly afraid of clowns, because you’re about to cop a LOT of them.
Per the teaser, this season of the show is entitled Cult, and while it doesn’t give much else away, there’s a creepy voice that asks in husky tones: “Does it seem like no one really understands you? Do some people just make you sick? Are you afraid? We can set you free.”
Earlier this year, Murphy said that the new season would be themed around the 2016 U.S. presidential race. He later said that it would feature some version of both Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump, but that the election would merely serve as some kind of thematic jumping-off point or allegory.
Ryan Murphy’s Instagram has been littered with American flag images all week, so whatever narrative line he’s drawing between religious fanatics and populist political movements, it probably won’t be a subtle one:
Anyway, enough talk for now, please go ahead and enjoy this heavily clown-centric new teaser:
Source: The Verge.