The 52-year-old Emmy Award-winning writer took to social media to share a cryptic Instagram post which suggested that each run of the FX series represented a different circle of hell from Dante’s inferno.
Shared with his 148,000 followers, Murphy’s photo read: “9 circles of hell: Limbo (Murder House), Lust, Gluttony (Hotel), Greed (Freak Show), Anger (Roanoke), Heresy (Cult), Violence, Fraud (Asylum), Treachery (Coven).”
Murphy teasingly caption the photo simply “interesting”, hinting that the forthcoming seventh season Cult will represent the Heresy circle of hell.
Judging by the post, it seems like there will only be two more seasons with Lust and Violence still yet to be explored.
He has previously said that all the seasons of American Horror Story are looked linked together, in fact the same characters have appeared in different cycles of the anthology series hinting at an interconnectedness.
The star’s post comes not long after a brand new trailer for American Horror Story: Cult dropped recently which gave fans a teasing insight into the new story.
American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy seemed to drop a spoiler
You must surrender everything… especially your fear
American Horror Story teaser
Interspersing videos of creepy clowns, behind a black and red stripy backdrop, a haunting voiceover details what joining the series' cult really entails.
"Do you think you could just say, 'I'll join' and that would be it?" the male voice asks.
He insists: "You must surrender everything… especially your fear."
American Horror Story Cult is set to air later this year
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Cult is set to star series veterans Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters and will be joined by Colton Haynes, Leslie Grossman and Lena Dunham.
Although details on Cult remain firmly under wraps, Murphy said that it will have an election theme to it.
American Horror Story: Cult airs on FOX on September 18 at 10pm.