American Horror Story Season 6 is about more than just a Roanoke Nightmare, or at least lead actor Cuba Gooding Jr. thinks so following last week’s surprising premiere on FX. There have been mixed reactions to that first episode of Season 6 for American Horror Story, and there are some who are quite disappointed with what they saw.
But American Horror Story is not just a horror anthology series that gives people the money shot right out of the gate. Fans of American Horror Story really have to make an investment in the show by staying devoted to the 13 episodes, or we should say the 10-episodes for this season.
— The A.V. Club (@TheAVClub) September 18, 2016
Season 6 of American Horror Story has been all about the mystery of what’s to come. There has been a lot of intrigue associated with AHS in the past and the surprises that come on the show horrify fans so much that they are writhing in excitement for what comes next.
Now that Cuba Gooding Jr. has come right out of the gate as what appears to be the leading man for Season 6 of American Horror Story, the current lead star and his beautiful co-star, Sarah Paulson, have given fans a small treat about what to expect this season. There is no doubt that it is centered on the supernatural entities that people believe lie at the heart of the Roanoke mystery, but it is playing out like a documentary, and fans are having to watch reenactments to see what is happening during the faux interviews that star Lily Rabe and Andre Holland.
Cuba Gooding Jr. spoke with Vanity Fair about Season 6 of American Horror Story, and he has made a comment that could have fans jumping for joy in the near future.
“This season… remember I said that,” Cuba Gooding Jr. teased to Vanity Fair. “When you see this season, you’ll realize how to interpret that Twilight Zone idea to an entire other level. When your head goes ‘boom’ and you’ve got brains all over the wall, you’re going to be like, ‘Motherf—–g Cuba Gooding Jr.’ I wish I could tell you when it happens, but I can’t.”
For those who disliked that premiere episode of Season 6 of American Horror Story, this is something that should get you excited about what’s to come on the FX show. Gooding seems to give interviews with genuine enthusiasm and excitement, so when he makes a cryptic statement like that, it really seems to insinuate that something really big and really exciting is about to happen.
— Pasillas Productions (@HPasillas) September 16, 2016
Let’s take a second to slow it down and see what we know about Season 6 of American Horror Story that support Cuba Gooding’s excitement. For starters, there are only 10 episodes this season. That is not because FX cut their season short, but rather because American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy requested it.
“Do I really want to be watching a horror show post-Thanksgiving when we get to Christmas? I really don’t,” Ryan Murphy told Vanity Fair. “I just don’t want blood with my Christmas ornaments. I just don’t.”
For fans of American Horror Story, we are all very aware that Ryan Murphy likes to hide his real intentions on the show, and that explanation just seemed to be a smoke screen.
What really appears to be happening here is that American Horror Story Season 6 is getting two parts this year, which would result in a fall and spring season. This is something that Ryan Murphy has commented on before, which seems to fit the bill for what is about to happen this year.
— AmericanHorrorStory (@AHSFX) September 15, 2016
Fans will probably get their first half of the American Horror Story season cut short so that they can get the full second half next spring, which could result in 10 more episodes. But again, that is only theory at this point, and there have been no confirmations for it yet.
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