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'American Horror Story' new theme revealed in Season Six premiere

'My Roanoke Nightmare' stars Sarah Paulson, Cuba Gooding Jr and more

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The sixth season of American Horror Story has premiered in the US, with the latest instalment's theme finally revealed.

A series of teaser videos were released online in advance of the season premiere, with all but one of the short clips serving as "misdirection".

As some expected, the Season Six theme has been revealed to be based on the mystery of Roanoake, a lost colony in North Carolina where 117 people mysteriously disappeared in 1590. The season's official title has also been confirmed as American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare.

The season's premiere episode ('Chapter One') showcased a new documentary format undertaken by the show, with AHS alumni Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe returning in lead roles and Cuba Gooding Jr and Andre Holland making their American Horror Story debuts.

Evan Peters, Angela Bassett and Denis O'Hare also return for key roles, while Lady Gaga appears to only have a minor part in the new season.

A teaser for American Horror Story's sixth season was recently released featuring Gaga's comeback single 'Perfect Illusion'.

Watch the new, Gaga-soundtracked teaser below.


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