It has been announced that the first episode will premiere on September 14 and there are some changes. It is very unusual, compared to previous seasons, that there will only be 10 episodes when the others all had 12. It’s also strange that American Horror Story Season 6 premieres in September when previous seasons have premiered in October.
They have released some teasers for the next season; you can watch them in the video below. This time they took much longer to reveal what the subject of the new season will be. This allowed space for a lot of rumours as the only thing the show’s co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk would give away was that they “would incorporate 2 different ideas they had”, “set in two time periods but principally in the present”, and “children will play a significant part of the plot”.
Other rumours appeared saying that this season could be a mixture of “Rosemary baby” and the Internet meme “Slender Man”. This would fit perfectly with their comment about merging 2 different ideas together. If you’re unfamiliar, Slender Man is a tall, thin and faceless supernatural character that first appeared in the Something Awful online forums. It was created by Eric Knudsen (who would presumably have to give his permission to FX, too). Slender Man’s M.O. is to stalk and traumatise people, usually youngsters.
The first official artwork for the season is the 6/question mark seen above. Some have guessed the number plus red colour hints that the season will involve the antichrist or another demonic narrative.
Creepy Catalog suggested the subliminal messages in one teaser matched the message Manson girl left in Sharon Tate’s blood.
— Creepy Catalog (@CreepyCatalog) July 30, 2016
TMZ posted secret photos of the AHS set in Santa Clarita, CA in the biggest game-changer so far. But the biggest hint was an etching in a tree with the word “CROATOAN”.
“CROATOAN” is from the mystery of Roanoke, the 1560 north Caroline colony where 118 people vanished. It was the only clue left behind and was the name of an island, since renamed Hatteras Island. However, that hasn’t been confirmed and there are still rumours persisting of something more supernatural having occurred.
If this is really the direction the show is going in season 6, it will be a really interesting story to explore. I wonder how they will incorporate this with the significance placed on children and the 2 different ideas with the past and present.
Fans will love the casting, the names confirmed so far are Lady Gaga, Angela Bassett, Cheyenne Jackson, Matt Bomer, Leslie Jordan, Sarah Paulson, Denis Ohare, Evan Peters and the biggest surprise of all Cuba Gooding Jr :O
I am glad I have now a new season to look forward to. The first episode of American Horror Story season 6 will premiere on September 14 at 10 p.m. ET.