FX’s American Horror Story finally arrived. The time came to gather around the sofa for the AHS’ S06E01, the installment that finally revealed Season 6’s theme after months of rabid speculation. AHS Season 6 is titled A Roanoke Nightmare, with the purpose of connecting all seasons in a grand finale sort of way.
Network executives didn’t want to reveal anything, but the number one rumor proved real in the premiere: It’s connected to the disappearance of 117 colonists from Roanoke in 1959, the single most mysterious crime in U.S. history.
The premiere, curiously called “Chapter 1,” opened with confessional interviews –including one from AHS favorite Lily Gabe (Sarah Paulson) – with characters framed as a part of a documentary called “My Roanoke Nightmare.”
Lady Gaga, Matt Bomer, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, and Angela Bassett return to reprise their roles in Murder House, Asylum, Coven, Freak Show and Hotel. “The People vs. O.J. Simpson” star Cuba Gooding Jr. is the newcomer that appearing in Chapter 1.
Because of the grand AHS cast reunion – and because the producers said so – this season the cycle will be over, and all the stories will finally connect, and the cycle will start to make sense.
The producers have confirmed five episodes for the season, possibly giving future interviews and reenactments of the crimes that happened in Roanoke. The next season of AHS will be arriving at TV on November 16, 2016.
Director Ryan Murphy kept the secret of the plot
There are six chilling trailers and over twenty teasers of what’s to come, but fans couldn’t tell which ones were real and which a diversion. It turns out only one of them is genuine.
FX CEO John Landgraf said they thought “it’d be fun” to keep the plot to themselves. The crew has gone to great lengths to keep the secret and throw off fans –even making hypothetical trailers-, and the producers decided not to share the theme with the public.
The only thing they were clear about is that “Slenderman” would not be the myth appearing on season six. More so, Director says the new plot will be “more rogue” and “dark” in contrast to Season 5, Hotel.
The approach to the season and publicity was unlike the previous ones, as the main objective was keeping the mystery. Also, this was the first time AHS premiered outside October.
Photos on set show a 1950’s cabin in the woods
TMZ media took photos on the set and found the word “CROATAN” carved into the bark of a tree. “CROATAN” was the name of an island in the outer banks of North Carolina and the only clue left by the disappearance of the colonist in Roanoke.
The set design appears to be 1950’s Roanoke, North Carolina. The producers constructed an entire colonial house that will serve as the season’s primary setting. The stage is in an undisclosed California forest.
TMZ’s photo gallery of AHS’stage is here.
Source: Hollywood Reporter