Major American Horror Story fans will want to sit down for this one: Evan Peters, mega-talented actor and revered AHS patriarch, will get more screen time in Cultthan any previous season. That’s more screenage than Tate Langdon in Murder House, more than Kit Walker in Asylum, more than Jimmy Darling in Freak Show, and a whole hell of a lot more than we’ve seen of him in the last two seasons.
Hallelujah, it’s a Peters party!
AHS creator Ryan Murphy dropped the good news during a Twitter conversation with a fan in July, promising Peters’ “heaviest season yet.”
Season 7’s opening credits dropped on Tuesday, followed by its first trailer. This time around, coulrophobia (fear of clowns) and trypophobia (fear of small holes or clusters) will rule over Cult’s subjects as they navigate the weird, weird world post-2016 presidential election.
Sarah Paulson (whose character, Ally, will reportedly engage in a romance with Peters’ character, Kai) portrays a Clinton supporter with a clinical fear of clowns while Kai is the type to hump the television screen following Trump’s win.
Match made in heaven, needless to say.
In the trailer, series newcomer Billie Lourd is seen front and center as Winter Anderson, an ostensibly sociopathic young woman with a fear of children and a mean Twisty the Clown obsession.
It’s all too fabulous for words.
In addition to more pure Peters time, fans can expect the actor’s “greatest AHS role to date,” according to Murphy.
Paulson, Peters, Cheyenne Jackson, and newcomers Lourd and Alison Pill are getting top billing this season. Billy Eichner, Colton Haynes, Lena Dunham, Adina Porter, Leslie Grossman, Mare Winningham, and Chaz Bono also star, but don’t expect to see Jessica Lange (sadly, she may never return) or Kathy Bates, who had scheduling conflicts.
You can check out the full interactive trailer experience at AHSCult.com.
American Horror Story: Cult premieres on FX Sept. 5.