Earlier this week, the mystery surrounding American Horror Story Season 6 got a bit more complex, as FX boss John Landgraf revealed that the majority of existing teasers have deliberately misdirected fans on the theme. Now, a new official promo points in an intriguing direction, but we have to ask – did FX shoot itself in the foot with this “misdirect” approach?
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FX bosses have made clear that American Crime Story would plumb a broader criminal focus than The People v. O.J. Simpson, noting early on that Hurricane Katrina would form Season 2's main story. Now, we know the as-yet-untitled follow-up will take advantage of additional episodes, casting some of the nation’s most notable figures.
The moment American Crime Story indicated Season 2 would follow The People v. O.J. Simpson with a focus on Hurricane Katrina, we knew the series had a broad definition of “crime.” In fact, FX bosses don’t want to return future seasons to a courtroom anytime soon, nor would they revisit any of the famed O.J. Simpson participants. Sorry, Sarah Paulson.
Louis C.K. has made abundantly clear that Louie feels like a past phase of his life, but if Larry David can kickstart the ol’ Curb Your Enthusiasm, surely C.K. can find new inspiration, right? FX certainly hopes so, wanting the comedian to reach a new, Louie-conducive phase of his life, whatever it takes.
American Horror Story is nowhere near finished clawing at you last nerve with Season 6's mystery approach, but they wouldn’t dream of a season without undeniable icon and Emmy nominee Sarah Paulson, right? Thankfully, FX knows at at least that much, setting Paulson’s return for American Horror Story Season 6.
Just when you thought your frustration with American Horror Story’s coy promotion of Season 6 might be coming to a middle, FX throws a curveball. Only one of the teasers you’ve seen has anything to do with the actual theme and setting, which Season 6 plans to keep under wraps until the September premiere.
American Horror Story: Spider-Eyes. American Horror Story: Spider-Face. Whatever it is, the first Season 6 poster sure isn’t about to tell us, and maybe it’s time FX and Ryan Murphy drop this precious teasing, and just clue fans in on the next season already.
The Americans was lucky enough to end on its own terms, plotting a final two seasons over an abrupt cancellation, but unless we’re going all Tarantino in the end, outlook is not so good for our Russian spies. That said, star Matthew Rhys has apparently pitched his own vision of the final seasons, with plenty of historical merit, but one FX flatly rejected out of hand.
Even a week or so after its first teasers, American Horror Story is still keeping coy with any official theme for Season 6, despite what some historical set photos would have you believe. Now, new intel from the set reveals another massive murder house to contend with, as well a potential AHS first-timer fresh off The People v. O.J. Simpson.
After a summer spent coy with its subject matter, American Horror Story Season 6 finally revealed itself as … something, albeit a slightly more specific something with six new teasers. FX are still keeping mum, but new set photos suggest some Puritanical history in mind, potentially even tying back to Season 1.