Chilling new photos have been released, revealing the characters in American Horror Story: Cult played by Cheyenne Jackson, Colton Haynes, Alison Pill, Billy Eichner and Billie Lourd. The Ryan Murphy FX horror anthology series also stars Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Lena Dunham, Emma Roberts, Frances Conroy, Mare Winningham, Adina Porter and Leslie Grossman this season, but their characters posters are still in the dark.
So far, we know that Cult is going to be an election-themed season inspired by the events of the actual 2016 election of Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump. Even though the titular politicians won't be portrayed in the series, clips from the election will be featured showing Clinton and Trump in the season premiere. From the teasers, we also know this season may feature a clown cult that worships Twisty the clown from Freak Show and that Paulson and Peters will be playing Ally and Kai, who will be involved in a "love story for the ages".
Now, in a new post on TVLine, we have a first look at some of the new characters that are being terrorized by the clown cult in Michigan. Here is a look at the characters:
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If you noticed, each of the character posters feature a creepy clown lurking in the background, peering through the windows, popping out of bushes and hiding under beds. Defiantly not for those of us who have a clown phobia, but for everyone who can stand to take a closer look at the nor-inspired photos can see that quite a lot of information has been revealed about the characters.
Jackson is going to be playing Dr. Rudy Vincent - who, based on the photo, appears to be a psychologist, complete with his own office (sort of like the office in Hannibal). Haynes is going to be playing Detective Samuels, who looks like he's out on the hunt for clown cultists (though it seems like Samuels doesn't notice the clown standing right behind him).
One of the more revealing photos is Alison Pill's, who is going to be playing Ivy Mayfair-Richards. Based on leaked set photos we know that one of the main locations this season is going to be a building called "The Butchery on Main", so it's clear now that a meat shop is going to be involved this season and that Pill will be playing someone who deals in the butchering trade. Interestingly enough, even though Pill is standing over some bloody meat holding a large knife, she has no blood on her at all.
One of the less revealing posters is Billy Eichner, who is playing Harrison Wilton. We can't tell much from the photo of Wilton walking through the bushes, but it seems like he may be watching (or spying) on someone. The last (and most unsettling) poster is of Billie Lourd, who will be playing Winter Anderson. She is seen sitting on the bed next to a discarded clown costume wearing some very interesting witch-like clothes that don't seem to match the modern time period. The most notable thing about Lourd's poster though is the clown peering out from under the bed, making it the scariest one yet.
American Horror Story: Cult premieres September 5 on FX.