November 18, 2016
'American Horror Story' Season 7 News: Spring Debut Might Continue 'Roanoke' Cliffhanger [Spoilers]

American Horror Story is one of those shows that always likes to keep its fans guessing. That was especially the case for Season 6 before, during, and after the season. But Season 7 of AHS might be a whole different story for those who have watched the FX horror show since the beginning.

Let's just start off with some of the basics. American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy has already told fans of the show that he plans to merge previous seasons with future seasons of AHS by creatively working in some old characters. Such was the case with subtle details that emerged out of Seasons 4, 5, and 6.

This is the part of the article where we need to warn you that there are major spoilers coming up, especially from the most current Season 6 finale of American Horror Story: Roanoke. If you have not seen that episode, or if you don't want future spoilers for upcoming American Horror Story seasons, then you should only proceed with that caution in mind.

The way that Season 6 of American Horror Story: Roanoke ended indicates that there is much more to the story that needs to be told, but there is also an indication that they needed to break away from the theme to work in the broader details of that event.

What has already been reported about American Horror Story Season 7 is that Ryan Murphy has expressed his desire to do two seasons per year, which would include a fall season and a spring season, as reported by Entertainment Weekly.

"Next year we might do a fall American Horror Story and a spring," Murphy told EW. "We have to decide."

Although this has not been confirmed by FX as of yet, there are some indications that Ryan Murphy has gotten his wish with American Horror Story Season 7. First of all, just consider what FX did to their number one show. Season 6 of American Horror Story was pushed back from its normal premiere month of October and it premiered in September. This is an unusual move for FX to make with American Horror Story, but not if they plan on doing two seasons.

The next thing that you need to realize is that Season 6 of American Horror Story: Roanoke was shortened to only 10 episodes, which could be the biggest indicator to date that the show is making room for more episodes to air with a second season of American Horror Story, Season 7, to air this spring.

Now with that in mind, and this is the last warning of a SPOILER to come, just consider how American Horror Story: Roanoke ended. It was non-traditional. It did not wrap up the storyline, but rather ended Season 6 of AHS: Roanoke in the middle of a story.

For those who have already seen the last episode of American Horror Story: Roanoke, then you know that all the "found footage" filming ended with that very last segment. AHS fans last saw Flora looking out the window of a police cruiser at her ghost mother (Lee), who had sacrificed herself so Flora could live. Lee walked off with her young ghostly friend and the final scene was the Butcher and the Roanoke clan gathering on a hilltop, overlooking the police lights down below with their torches lit. That is where AHS: Roanoke ended.

This might go without saying, but American Horror Story Season 7 seems more than poised to be continuing the story of Roanoke, just with another theme that has yet to be announced. That also indicates that Season 7 of American Horror Story is primed to hit the airwaves as early as next March.

[Featured Image by FX]