Ahead of Tuesday night’s episode, FX has announced that the next AHS: Cult will have “substantial edits” due to the recent Las Vegas shooting.
The shooting in Las Vegas on Monday, October 1 was the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, killing 58 and injuring hundreds more. Tuesday’s new episode of AHS: Cult, obviously filmed months prior to the Vegas shooting, opens with a big scene depicting gun violence. That scene will not air on standard TV, but will still be available to view in other ways.
“In light of the tragedy last week in Las Vegas, Ryan Murphy and the producers of American Horror Story: Cult have chosen to make substantial edits to the opening scene of tomorrow night’s episode,” FX said in a statement.
“This opening, which was filmed two months ago and which portrays an occurrence of gun violence that has sadly become all too common in our country, contains a sequence that some viewers might find traumatic. Only the edited version of the episode will air on the FX linear channel, while the unedited version of the episode will be available on the VOD platform of your cable, satellite or telco provider, as well as on the FX Networks non-linear platforms, FXNOW and FX+.”
The latest season of AHS invokes the 2016 Presidential Election, and as we wrote in September, it’s very disturbing.