If you suffer from coulrophobia (the fear of clowns) then you may want to skip the entire new season of FX’s “American Horror Story”. Clowns are back in business in Hollywood, with Warner Bros. Pictures releases Stephen King’s “It” later this fall, and now FX bringing the colorful characters back to primetime. Anyone with fears of clowns might want to keep their doors locked, and the show muted on all social-media platforms.
FX released the very first teaser-trailer for the season of “American Horror Story” earlier today, and the new season is going by the sub-title “Cult”. While the story is still being kept under-wraps, we do know that clowns will have a major role in the new season. In fact, that’s about all we know for certain if we only go by the trailer. A voice-over in the trailer asks, “Do you ever feel alone? Does it seem like no one ever understands you? Do some people just make you sick? Are you afraid? We can set you free. We can make you strong. We want you.”
This will be the seventh season of the popular anthology series, and fans will be screening the teaser-trailer for more clues about the new season and its characters. In the past, the show’s co-creator Ryan Murphy stated that the 2016 presidential election influenced parts of the new season, but we won’t know how exactly until the show airs later this year. You can bet a lot of people are speculating wildly on social-media, but that’s a rabbit hole we aren’t going to go down just yet. We also learned last week that “Girls” star Lena Dunham will play a small part in the new season, but even those details are being kept a secret at this time. Fans of the anthology series can watch the first teaser-trailer below, which was also part of FX’s San Diego Comic-Con presentation this year.
Oh, and if you aren’t afraid of clowns but ARE afraid of bees, you probably won’t like the new trailer either. At least melissophobia and coulrophobia don’t combine too often in prime-time TV.