The bigger mystery surrounding American Horror Story Season 6 seems to be mystery itself, as several cast members have joined the as-yet-untitled fall 2016 return. FX has yet to provide any real explanation for the delay (the series will skip Comic-Con as well), though we at least have a fresh Season 6 logo that knows we’re onto it.
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We’re astonishingly late into the year to have no knowledge of American Horror Story Season 6's central theme, but toss another familiar face onto its cast. Cheyenne Jackson has confirmed his return for the next American Horror Story, whatever it is, whenever it takes place, and whoever else will join him.
Pop icon Lady Gaga’s American Horror Story: Hotel role as “The Countess” seemed pretty … well, gaga from the start (nevermind her Golden Globe for it), but we’ll give the “Bad Romance” singer this - she certainly did her murderous homework. A new interview reveals that Gaga based the character on none other than burping creepo and The Jinx subject Robert Durst.
We’re curiously late in the year to not know which direction American Horror Story will head in its sixth season, but production will nonethless kick off to make an October premiere. To wit, American Horror Story Season 6 may start filming in June, or at least July, with comedian Leslie Jordan returning from Coven.
We’re curiously late in the year, to not yet know the next direction for American Horror Story, last updated to reveal that Lady Gaga’s return wouldn’t necessarily take top billing. Lest you think Jessica Lange could return to the franchise for Season 6 however, the iconic star still sees the franchise as behind her.
By this time last year, we’d known for weeks that Lady Gaga would take American Horror Story into its fifth iteration, Hotel, while Season 6 remains horrifyingly opaque. At the very least, we know that Ryan Murphy apparently has two ideas in store for the 2016 run, even if he has no idea which to pick.
It was around this time last year we first learned Lady Gaga would lead American Horror Story into its Season 5 Hotel setting, while thus far Season 6 has only Gaga and Angela Bassett to its name. Now, Bassett offers a small tidbit to her Season 6 character that may point toward the overall direction of Ryan Murphy’s next Horror Story.
Bryan Fuller’s CBS All-Access revival of Star Trek has upped its fan cred twice over with the additions of Nicholas Meyer and Rod Roddenberry, though many also point to Fuller’s diversity pledge with past suggestions of Angela Bassett and Rosario Dawson. Sadly, Bassett doesn’t believe herself available, and we have American Horror Story to blame.
Even after culture sensation Lady Gaga bafflingly won a Golden Globe for her American Horror Story: Hotel role as The Countess, one had to wonder if the prolific musician would commit to American Horror Story Season 6. Ryan Murphy’s invitation appears to have worked, as Gaga herself confirms Season 6 involvement.
American Horror Story always provides a yearly guessing game to determine its next cycle’s focus, while curious recent reports suggested internet horror meme “Slender Man” might take some of the spotlight in Season 6. Not so, unsurprisingly, though we might expect Season 6's true focus to feel otherwise familiar.