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Cult is the seventh season of the FX horror anthology television series American Horror Story. The season premiered on FX on September 5, 2017. Returning cast members from previous seasons include Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Cheyenne Jackson, Adina Porter, Frances Conroy, Jamie Brewer, Mare Winningham, Emma Roberts, Chaz Bono, James Morosini, and John Carroll Lynch. New prominent additions to the cast were Billie Lourd, Alison Pill, Billy Eichner, Leslie Grossman, Colton Haynes, and Cooper Dodson. The season also marks the first season to not feature cast mainstay, Lily Rabe, despite many rumors that she was to portray Sharon Tate, in the Charles Manson reenactment.
The fictional city of Brookfield Heights, Michigan is left divided by the 2016 U.S. presidential election and follows a community torn apart by a dangerous cult leader who uses fear as a weapon. Local restaurant owner Ally Mayfair-Richards is utterly distraught by Donald Trump's victory and several of her longstanding phobias, including coulrophobia, hemophobia, and trypophobia, intensify as a result.
|Election Night||1||September 5, 2017||Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk||Bradley Buecker|
|Don't Be Afraid of the Dark||2||September 12, 2017||Tim Minear||Liza Johnson|
|Neighbors From Hell||3||September 19, 2017||James Wong||Gwyneth Horder-Payton|
|11-9||4||September 26, 2017||John J. Gray||Gwyneth Horder-Payton|
|Holes||5||October 03, 2017||Crystal Liu||Maggie Kiley|
|Mid-Western Assassin||6||October 10, 2017||Todd Kubrak||Bradley Buecker|
|Valerie Solanas Died For Your Sins: Scumbag||7||October 17, 2017||Crystal Liu||Rachel Goldberg|
|Winter of Our Discontent||8||October 24, 2017||Joshua Green||Barbara Brown|
|Drink the Kool-Aid||9||October 31, 2017||Adam Penn||Angela Bassett|
|Charles (Manson) in Charge||10||November 7, 2017||Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk||Bradley Buecker|
|Great Again||11||November 14, 2017||Tim Minear||Jennifer Lynch|
Ryan Murphy announced the theme of the seventh season on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, revealing the stunning game changer that season 7 will be about the U.S. presidential election.  In the following weeks, Murphy dropped several hints on his Instagram account about concept art, characters, and themes for the seventh season.  
Among the actors he mentioned on his Twitter and Instagram accounts, there are Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Adina Porter, Cheyenne Jackson, Mare Winningham, Frances Conroy, Emma Roberts and Chaz Bono from AHS Repertory Company; while Billie Lourd, Billy Eichner, Alison Pill, Colton Haynes, and Lena Dunham will mark their first appearance in the franchise. On July 11, 2017, Murphy revealed the return of Twisty the clown through a photo uploaded on his Instagram account.
On July 20, 2017, Ryan Murphy revealed the theme of the seventh season, AHS: Cult, on his Twitter account. 
The story's title and more plot details were released at San Diego Comic-Con 2017.
On August 2nd, 2017, a campaign was launched to support Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, home to the Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases. Through donations, it will be possible to win a lunch with Evan Peters along with the chance to get a role in an episode of the seventh season.  In addition, it will be possible to have lunch with Sarah Paulson, Emma Roberts, and Billie Lourd too. 
On August 3rd, 2017, promotional posters for five of the main characters were released.  Further main character names were revealed on August 8th, 2017, for the American Horror Story panel "The Women of American Horror Story" at FX's TCA,  along with some information about the themes of the season. 
Unlike the previous season, Cult was announced to feature the main title sequence. It was released on August 21, 2017. This title sequence is the first to use the 'AHS' acronym instead of the full title, probably due to aesthetic purposes.
- ↑ Popsugar.com, Who Lily Rabe Plays in American Horror Story - Cult?
- ↑ Ryan Murphy Reveals The Theme For Season 7 Of American Horror Story, Watch What Happens Live
- ↑ Murphy teasing viewers on Instagram: the elephant in the room
- ↑ AHS Season 7 clue: ambidexterity
- ↑ Murphy on Twitter reveals Twisty the clown is back!
- ↑ Ryan Murphy reveals the title for the seventh season on Twitter
- ↑ Support Children's Hospital Los Angeles, be in American Horror Story* & Get Lunch with Evan Peters
- ↑ Win a lunch with Sarah Paulson, Emma Roberts & Billie Lourd
- ↑ Entertainment Weekly Magazine.com, American Horror Story: Cult posters reveal character names
- ↑ THE WOMEN OF AMERICAN HORROR STORY - FX TCA Panelist bios.pdf
- ↑ Vanityfair.com, Here’s Everything We Know So Far About AHS Cult: Clowns, cannibalism, and fear
- ↑ Ryan Murphy reveals on Twitter the release of main title sequence
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