Even as American Horror Story is already looking forward to its next season in secret, Roanoke has only just begun to lay out its mystery (at least before tossing it aside midway through). We’ve heard Ryan Murphy will start to lay groundwork for all the seasons to connect, and our first Roanoke tease of that will connect back to Freak Show.
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It’s safe to say that American Horror Story is open to experimentation in its advanced age, whether testing out mystery formats or shortening its Roanoke run, but FX and Ryan Murphy may have been cooking up their biggest mystery right under our noses. Murphy says a “secret season” of the FX horror-drama is in the works, but what does that mean?
Just when you thought our long national eye-roll was over, and American Horror Story had finally unveiled its meta-Roanoke premise, Ryan Murphy will throw another curveball. The enigmatic showrunner teases that Season 6 will have a major shakeup midway through, and then again by Roanoke’s end.
It’s been months since FX offered anything new on Tom Hardy’s upcoming limited series Taboo, but if may have been worth the wait. Get a fresh glimpse of good crazy in the eight-part miniseries venture between FX and the BBC, produced by Ridley Scott.
However much of the real People v. O.J. Simpson trial FX may have been fictionalized, the Emmys in hand can speak to their successful dramatization. Still, the implied chemistry between prosecuting attorneys Marcia Clark and Chris Darden got tongues wagging, to which the real Darden now admits the pair were “more than friends.”
FX is certainly riding high after their Emmy wins Sunday night, and the success of their newest comedies could bring more. As such, Donald Glover’s breakout hip-hop dramedy Atlanta will return for Season 2, along with Pamela Adlon’s Better Things.
If a lead role in each subsequent American Horror Story and an Emmy for The People v. O.J. Simpson hadn’t clued you in, Sarah Paulson remains one of Ryan Murphy’s closest collaborators. So it is, that after a universally-acclaimed turn as Marcia Clark, Paulson is confirmed to return for the Katrina-centric Season 2 of American Crime Story.
Each and every Fargo Season 3 addition has been something to get excited over, and that trend shows no signs of stopping. Following the landmark addition of Mary Elizabeth Winstead, latest to sign on for Minnesota murder is Batman v. Superman star Scoot McNairy, but as whom?
FX’s Fargo may well give us a heart attack, if the excitement of every Season 3 star continues its upward trend. Were dual Ewan McGregors and Carrie Coon not enough to bring you back to Minnesota murder and mayhem, let us welcome Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Nikki Swango. NIKKI SWANGO.
Now that American Horror Story Season 6 has officially given up the ghost of its mystery theme, FX must take stock of their unorthodox approach to promotion. It seems viewers may not have been enticed to tune in for the big reveal after all, as early ratings for American Horror Story: Roanoke (that’s the name, we checked) are below that of last year’s Hotel.