Ahead of the launch of the first season on FX this Sunday, producer Ryan Murphy has revealed that the second season of Feud will focus on Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

In the same vein as American Horror Story and American Crime Story, each season of Feud will be a self-contained story centered on a well known real-life rift. The first season stars American Horror Story veteran Jessica Lange as Joan Crawford and Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis and depicts the legendary feud between the two screen icons while filming What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?

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Royalty centric drama is in abundance at the moment, ITV's Victoria will be back for a second season later this year, and Peter Morgan's excellent The Crown returns to Netflix in November. There's no word yet on casting, but you can bet the ever brilliant Sarah Paulson will be in there somewhere.

FX recently picked up American Horror Story for an additional two seasons, and Murphy has already revealed what the theme will be for the seventh iteration. Despite being something of a horror story itself, the seventh season will be set around the 2016 Presidential Election. Before you start hoping that Alec Baldwin might be in line to reprise his Saturday Night Live incarnation of Donald Trump, Murphy has confirmed that neither Trump of Hilary Clinton will feature as characters. 

“The themes of American Horror Story have always been allegories. You will not see Trump and Clinton as characters on the show.”

Ryan Murphy is no stranger to adapting real life events into captivating drama, but the presence of Donald Trump as a character in AHS might be a bit too distracting. 

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