Information about season six of American Horror Story is trickling out ahead of its autumn premiere. Details about the anthology horror show are firmly under wraps, but there’s enough out there to get excited about, from trailers to set photos and cast information. See below for everything we know so far…
When is American Horror Story season six’s air date?
In America, the new season will be shown on FX on September 14, 2016. The UK’s air date is two days later, on Friday September 16.
What is the theme of American Horror Story season six?
As an anthology horror series, American Horror Story has changed setting and horror type with each season, although it has kept some of its cast. The last season, Hotel, starred a Golden Globe-winning Lady Gaga and was set in a supernatural hotel. The season before, Freak Show, showed for the first time that all the stories are actually connected.
That information is especially relevant for season six, as new set photos (above) suggest it’s set in Roanoake, a colony in North Carolina where 117 people mysteriously disappeared in 1590. We know this because of one word carved into a tree in those pictures: ‘Croatoan’.
What does ‘Croatoan’ mean?
That word, carved into a post back in 1590, was the only clue left behind after the real-life disappearance of those 117 people. But it’s also got a link to season one of the show: back in season one, Billie Dean (Sarah Paulson) explained how the word can banish unwanted spirits. That doesn’t tell us exactly what the horror trope of season six will be, but the setting is a start.
Who’s in the cast for season six of American Horror Story?
The characters will be new, but returning to the show are Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, Denis O’Hare, Finn Wittrock, Wes Bentley, Matt Bomer, Cheyenne Jackson and Leslie Jordan. There is also sort-of proof that Annabell Osorio and Cuba Gooding Jr will join the cast too.
Can I see trailers for AHS season six?
Yes. Here are the several teasers released so far compiled into one, but as FX boss John Landgraf said on August 9, “[The Marketing team] went out and made trailers for hypothetical seasons of American Horror Story. One of them is accurate and the others are all misdirects.” Can you work out which one from the supercut below?
Keep a look-out for updates to this page as and when we hear them.