FX finally unveiled the American Horror Story: Cult title for the new season of AHS at Comic-Con, while also launching a new viral website, which now has our first look at six new characters. Th viral site has revealed photos for five new characters, along with three creepy new previews to get fans ready for this season, which debuts Tuesday, September 5 at 10 PM ET. All of these new characters are played by actors who haven't appeared on previous seasons of AHS, except for one, Cheyanne Jackson, who appeared on Season 5, American Horror Story: Hotel, and Season 6, American Horror Story: Roanoke.
These new photos debuted on AHSCult.com, which fans can unlock by navigating through the Week 3 section of the site. The images offer our first look at Billy Eichner as Harrison Wilton, Alison Pill as Ivy Mayfair-Richards, Billie Lourd as Winter Anderson, Cheyenne Jackson as Dr. Rudy Vincent, and Colton Haynes as Detective Samuels. Unfortunately, we don't get a glimpse at Lena Dunham in these photos, whose casting was announced by Ryan Murphy on Twitter last month, although she is only expected to appear in one episode this season. These photos don't reveal too much about their characters, but you can spot a few creepy clown faces throughout some of these images.
Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Emma Roberts and Adina Porter are also set to return this season, although it remains to be seen when we'll get the first images of these returning cast members. Series creator Ryan Murphy also revealed that Twisty the Clown from American Horror Story: Freak Show will be back in some capacity as well, while earlier hinting that this season will be inspired by the recent Presidential election, which will serve as a jumping off point for the season. However, there will not be any actors portraying current President Donald Trump or his opponent, Hillary Clinton. Still, we have only seen a bunch of creepy clowns in the teasers released thus far, so it remains to be seen how these clowns tie into the Presidential Election.
FX renewed American Horror Story way back in October, and then even issued renewals for Season 8 and Season 9 as well, one of which has been rumored to be a long-awaited crossover season, which series creator Ryan Murphy revealed will bring together elements from the very first season, Murder House, and the third season, Coven. He did not specify when this season may debut, but with a two-season renewal, it's certainly possible that one of these seasons will in fact be the crossover season. While each season of the show was believed to stand on its own, Ryan Murphy has been introducing elements that weave together these seasons, so it will be interesting to see how that season comes together.
The sixth installment, American Horror Story: Roanoke, recently received four Emmy(R) Award nominations in the hairstyling, makeup and sound editing categories. The American Horror Story franchise is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television. Along with these photos, we also have three new trailers, which tease more creepy clown rituals, although it remains to be seen if any substantial plot details will surface between now and the September 5 premiere on FX. While we wait for the premiere, take a look at these photos and trailers for the new season of American Horror Story below.