‘American Horror Story’ Season 6 Theme Leaked Online — Everything We Know Ahead Of The Premiere
FX tried its best to keep a lid on American Horror Story’s upcoming season.
However, after the official theme for Season 6 leaked online, fans now have a good idea what to expect when AHS returns to FX. With the premiere only days away, here is everything we know about the new season.
According to Chatt Sports Net, Season 6 of American Horror Story is based on Stephen King’s book, The Mist.
The leak was first noticed after Rotten Tomatoes accidentally posted the title online.
The site quickly took down the title after fans caught on, though FX has yet to confirm that the new season will be called American Horror Story: The Mist.
At the same time, TV Guide also posted the same title, which only spawned more rumors.
The CEO of FX, John Landgraf, previously expressed his desire to keep the theme for Season 6 under wraps until the premiere.
In order to shroud the new season in mystery, Landgraf and show runner Ryan Murphy released several different teasers to throw fans off the trail.
The network has yet to confirm the latest rumors, and, according to the Vine, it is possible that the accidental leaks were done on purpose.
So far, fans are assuming that The Mist is a reference to King’s hit novel, which was made into a movie back in 2007. Even still, it’s unclear how Murphy will incorporate elements of King’s novel into the series.
iTech Post reports that one of the trailers for the upcoming season features a strange creature walking out of a mist. Could this be a hint about the new theme?
Murphy traditional announces the new theme well ahead of the season premiere. However, Movie News Guide revealed that AHS might not include only one theme this year.
“We’re playing with a different form, so it’s not like any Horror season you’ve ever seen… It’s very very radically different [with] the narrative structure of what we’re doing.”
Despite all of the secrecy, certain elements of Season 6 have been revealed.
According to TV Guide, the new season of American Horror Story will feature different timelines. This isn’t too surprising as past seasons have featured plenty of jumping around.
— Glamour (@glamourmag) September 13, 2016
That being said, it’s unknown if the time jumps will be flashbacks like in Murder House and Hotel, or if the timelines will eventually merge like in Asylum.
Whatever happens with the storyline, it is clear that Roanoke will be a prominent feature. Cast members were spotted shooting scenes of the lost colony this summer and photo of a tree with the carved words “Croatoan” was also leaked.
For those that don’t remember, Roanoke was an early settlement in America that mysteriously vanished in the late 16th century.
Roanoke was mentioned on AHS in Season 1 when Violet (Taissa Farmiga) tried to banish Chad (Zachary Quinto).
Meanwhile, Murphy also revealed that children will play a significant role this season, which means fans can expect more than one creepy child scene.
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) September 13, 2016
Speaking of kids, there is a possibility that one of the storylines will include St. Ursula’s home for lost children, which was first mentioned in Asylum, or the Thatcher School, which was brought up in Hotel.
If that is the case, then either one of these places could serve as the primary setting for the upcoming season.
Lastly, Movie Pilot is reporting that cults will be heavily featured this season. In particular, fans can expect Charles Manson to make an appearance.
The new season of American Horror Story stars Lady Gaga, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Leslie Jordan, Denis O’Hare, and Matt Bomer.
— TVLine.com (@TVLine) September 13, 2016
It isn’t known who will serve as surprise guest stars this season, though reports indicate that Emma Roberts and Cuba Gooding Jr. might have short cameos.
Season 6 of AHS returns to FX on Sept. 14.
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