Whether or not American Horror Story Season 6's meta “My Roanoke Nightmare” twist has reinvigorated the franchise, it’s all out the window with next week’s sixth chapter. Our first trailer for the big Season 6 shake-up has arrived, as a familiar Horror Story face takes Roanoke in a different direction.
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The mystery behind FX’s X-Men adjacent drama Legion only rolls back so far with footage and panels from New York Comic-Con, and now another question mark has joined the cast. FX confirms What We Do in the Shadows star Jemaine Clement will appear in the new 2017 series, but in what capacity remains to be seen.
The seventh season finale of Archer left it … unclear how the series would proceed with its title character, even if a three-season renewal guaranteed it. Now, all is revealed, as a complete and total reset of the series will give Archer a dreamy new setting in Season 8.
We already knew Ryan Murphy was plotting a “secret” American Horror Story season, so we wouldn’t exactly call this a jump-scare. Three episodes into American Horror Story: Roanoke, FX has booked a return visit in 2017 with an official Season 7 renewal. Start your insufferable speculation!
FX’s Archer renewal came down to the wire this year, though a three-season guarantee through 2019 pretty well ensured Sterling would live through that Season 7 cliffhanger. Still, creators believe Season 10 will likely be the last for the team, potentially even with shortened episode runs at that.
Netflix’s Narcos did strong work exploring the cocaine explosion of the 1980s, and FX now aims to look through a very different lens. The network has officially made room to greenlight John Singleton’s long-developing crack-cocaine drama Snowfall, even delivering the first photo.
FX has made a few surprising cancellations of late, but isn’t about to give up one of its most well-received comedies anytime soon. You’re the Worst will officially return for a fourth season on sister network FXX, airing in 2017.
Even as Guillermo del Toro’s The Strain was eagerly anticipated for a live-action adaptation, few would argue that the FX series has lost some steam in its second and third years. Prior reports from del Toro capped the series around five seasons, but FX will officially eradicate the infection after four next year.
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.
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?