Since American Horror Story started ramping up its promotion for the upcoming season, everyone has been searching for American Horror Story spoilers. While there has been very few to spare, it’s nice to hear a tidbit or two from the horse’s mouth. In this case, the person is co-star Cuba Gooding Jr., as he hinted that there’s something deeper about the Roanoke theme.
Before we get into that, there’s a few American Horror Story spoilers to consider. As PopSugar reported, there are some inconsistencies in the title for Season 6. Given that creator Ryan Murphy knows a thing or two about branding, it’s probably not a coincidence that the titles American Horror Story: Roanoke and American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare are both being used to promote the show.
What does this title change mean in terms of American Horror Story spoilers? Well, it suggests that “My Roanoke Nightmare” may only be a piece in the big overarching theme of Roanoke for Season 6. It might be that co-stars Sarah Paulson and Cuba Gooding Jr. are only the main focus of the Roanoke story (or stories) for a few episodes.
Adding more to the American Horror Story spoilers, is that Ryan Murphy told Entertainment Weekly, that the writers room are broken into two separate rooms, with a team of writers focusing on one part and the other group focusing on another.
“We’re doing something that we’ve never done before on the show. We’re doing two different groups of writers rooms. Some of our writers will be bouncing around, but a whole different group coming in late August.”
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This suggests that there might be two parallel Roanoke stories. It wouldn’t be surprising to consider that Murphy and co. are busting open a now very familiar format. When Murphy debuted American Horror Story, barely any other show was using the same cast members and rebooting a new theme and story for each season, but now this has become the popular norm, and it proves to be a huge draw for a growing fan base. This path to make a big and unexpected change for Season 6 may go beyond the switch to a documentary style of storytelling, which fans seemed to really love or dislike.
With the news of the change in American Horror Story for Season 6, fans are desperate for any concrete information that goes deeper than what we already know. Like with every season, fan theories are running rampant about the crux of the story for Season 6. While it’s been theorized that we may get two different Roanoke-themed stories, there’s also a theory going around that the horror aspect of the show won’t focus on gore, grotesque, or spooky matters like in the past. Instead, it might focus on the horror of real issues we’ve faced, such as racism. In the opening episode, Sarah Paulson and Cuba Gooding Jr.’s characters are terrorized because they’re in an interracial relationship. When they move to Roanoke, Virginia, they believe that they’re being targeted by a group of racist hicks.
That said, that fan theory may not hold too much water, because, from the upcoming preview of the second episode, we know that there’s something really frightening happening in the woods with Kathy Bates and Lady Gaga’s characters. Some have pointed out from the clip that there’s a human sacrifice and/or devil worship happening.
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As stated, actor Cuba Gooding Jr. recently gave a hint that may spawn a new American Horror Story spoiler. Gooding told Vanity Fair that the theme or rather the structure of the show reminds him of The Twilight Zone.
“The first season to me, if you watch those 13 episodes—it’s like what The Twilight Zone did with one episode. This season, remember I said that. 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—ing Cuba Gooding Jr.’ I wish I could tell you when it happens, but I can’t.”
What do you think about the latest fan theory and spoilers about American Horror Story Season 6?
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