An episode of the FX anthology series “American Horror Story: Cult” was re-edited following the mass shooting in Las Vegas. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that show co-creator and showrunner Ryan Murphy confirmed that a scene featuring a mass shooting was edited to be less graphic.
Murphy discussed the edits Saturday at the New Yorker Festival. THR quotes him saying: “I just made the decision that I’m going to have all of that violence be shown for the most part off camera.” The scene in question was filmed before the Las Vegas attack.
“On Monday, FX confirmed the episode would see ‘substantial’ edits for Tuesday’s telecast but that the original unedited episode would then be released on VOD and streaming platforms,” THR adds.
The report quotes a statement from FX in which the network says: “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 [Tuesday] night’s episode. 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.”