American Horror Story got plenty of road to reinvent itself with an additional two-season renewal, but don’t expect any major shakeups in Season 7. Not only are series staples Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters confirmed to return, but producers promise yet another mystery theme (ugh) for Season 7.
Well, it finally happened. American Horror Story: Roanoke has reached the end of its 10-week run, and as promised, near every one of the characters we’ve come to know has died in the woods of Virginia. Next week’s finale looms, but more than one survivor will make a shocking return, including Sarah Paulson’s Asylum character Lana Winters in the first trailer.
Asked to recall the most endearing pair of The People v. O.J. Simpson, what would you say? Certainly not John Travolta and Courtney B. Vance, or David Schwimmer and a glass of juice, but Sarah Paulson and Sterling K. Brown’s Marcia Clark and Chris Darden. Ryan Murphy may yet get those two crazy kids together, as Brown is reportedly in for the second, Katrina-focused season.
Did the notion of an American Horror Story crossover season blow your mind? It’s all coming together, and Roanoke might be the centerpiece of it all, now that Sarah Paulson is confirmed to reprise her famous Asylum role in Season 6.
For the past several years we’ve seen Sarah Paulson play some of the loudest, more extreme characters on television. Whether she’s donning a perm as Marcia Clarke, wearing two heads as Bette and Dot Tattler, or thick black eyeliner as Hypodermic Sally, Paulson is often a bold, stylized on-screen presence. But in Blue Jay, Paulson, looking like her natural self, gives a quieter performance as one of her most stripped-down characters yet.
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.”
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.
The miniseries or movie category makes things tougher to sort out each year, but the Outstanding Lead Actress award at the 2016 Emmy Awards was definitely Sarah Paulson's to lose. So it is, that the People v. O.J. Simpson star took home the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie award at the 2016 Emmy Awards.
After weeks of enigmatic and intentionally misleading teasers (and one that was little more than a promo for Lady Gaga’s new single), American Horror Story finally revealed its mystery theme for Season 6 with last night’s premiere of My Roanoke Nightmare — or is it My Roanoke Nightmare: A True American Horror Story? Or American Horror Story: Roanoke? Whatever it is, it’s not likely to make up for the whiplash-inducing shifts in quality of the last three seasons, despite creator Ryan Murphy’s promise of a shorter, tighter and less convoluted installment in the anthology series.
The cat finally ran screeching out of the bag last night, as American Horror Story Season 6 finally revealed its mystery theme as … well, they didn’t really give it a succinct name, but welcome to “My Roanoke Nightmare”! And with the revelation, comes our first proper trailer for the season, introducing a few returning favorites in the creepy new footage.