It appears ‘American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare’ won’t just be a true crime retelling of the story after all….
Until ‘American Horror Story’ debuted last Wednesday night, no one was sure what the theme would be for the sixth season.
A slew of teasers and trailers were released that FX executives said would mostly be misleading with only a couple of them hinting towards what was actually happening in the upcoming season. Finally when it was revealed, ‘American Horror Story’ unveiled ‘My Roanoke Nightmare’ — a true crime retelling about a family living in terror after buying a house in North Carolina that was apparently haunted by the lost souls from the Roanoke colony in the 1500’s.
The first two episodes this season have been pretty terrifying, but creator Ryan Murphy says viewers have no idea what’s about to happen when the show reaches episode six.
“You’ll see starting in episode 6, the show has a huge turn and the thing that you think you’re watching is not what you’re watching,” Murphy said.
What that means exactly is unknown, but co-creator Brad Falchuk doubled down on Murphy’s statement and teased that ‘American Horror Story’ season 6 is different than anything they’ve ever done before.
“Even though the subject matter has gotten out, it’s irrelevant because nobody gets what we’re doing,” Falchuk said. “No matter what you think it is, it’s not that. Then, episode 6 comes and you’re like, ‘Wait! What happened?’”
Another twist that will be coming soon is a connection between ‘American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare’ and the fourth season, which was titled ‘Freak Show’. Filthy rich serial killer Dandy Mott, who met his demise in the season finale, will sort of be revisited this season according to Murphy.
“We explain how the Motts began which is funny,” Murphy said.
It looks like the Mott family will get a bit more backstory — remember they were the canned food magnates that raked in the money, which Dandy stood to inherit after he offed his mother during the season.
Murphy has stated numerous times in the past that all of the seasons of ‘American Horror Story’ are connected in one way or another and past characters have shown up throughout the course of the show. Murphy says that this season will see even more favorites return to the canvas as he was able to work out scheduling with some of the actors and actresses who will make guest appearances during ‘My Roanoke Nightmare’.
‘American Horror Story’ airs every Wednesday night at 10pm on FX.