Ryan Murphy may be moving his operation to Netflix, but American Horror Story looks as familiar as ever. Newly confirmed for the eighth season are returning faves Evan Peters and Kathy Bates, while Murphy himself hesitates to strike down a certain “Radioactive” rumor.
Ryan Murphy didn’t tease the American Horror Story Season 7 theme quite so harshly as Season 6, but our guessing game is over nonetheless. American Horror Story: Cult is confirmed as our seventh, politically-minded chapter, taking place in the aftermath of the 2016 election.
One could go a little mad stitching together the various connections of American Horror Story seasons, and the seventh year looks to be no different. Ryan Murphy teases a Freak Show connection waiting in the wings, along with a terrible, terrible comic idea.
Well, it finally happened. American Horror Story: Roanoke has reached the end of its 10-week run, and as promised, near every one of the characters we’ve come to know has died in the woods of Virginia. Next week’s finale looms, but more than one survivor will make a shocking return, including Sarah Paulson’s Asylum character Lana Winters in the first trailer.
American Horror Story Season 6 may not have built up its premise going in, but the first five episodes made a solid case for exploring Roanoke’s meta-twist further. That is, until Season 6 pivoted into an even more fourth-wall breaking format, of which Ryan Murphy now explains “we realized … there were no stakes.”
Now that American Horror Story Season 6 has officially given up the ghost of its mystery theme, FX must take stock of their unorthodox approach to promotion. It seems viewers may not have been enticed to tune in for the big reveal after all, as early ratings for American Horror Story: Roanoke (that’s the name, we checked) are below that of last year’s Hotel.
Our long national nightmare has finally come to an end, just in time for a new national nightmare to begin. American Horror Story has finally premiered its sixth season, revealing the show’s newest theme as My Roanoke Nightmare. Find out what woodland scares went down in the premiere and what to expect from the coming season of American Horror Story!
The endless mystery approach to American Horror Story Season 6 has proven … trying, to say the least, but however it pays off, future seasons won’t use the same approach. So says creator Ryan Murphy, who also claims the story connections will “explode” in Seasons 7 and 8.
American Horror Story is nowhere near finished clawing at you last nerve with Season 6's mystery approach, but they wouldn’t dream of a season without undeniable icon and Emmy nominee Sarah Paulson, right? Thankfully, FX knows at at least that much, setting Paulson’s return for American Horror Story Season 6.
Just when you thought your frustration with American Horror Story’s coy promotion of Season 6 might be coming to a middle, FX throws a curveball. Only one of the teasers you’ve seen has anything to do with the actual theme and setting, which Season 6 plans to keep under wraps until the September premiere.