After a few expectedly mysterious TV teasers, the theme for the sixth season of American Horror Story has finally been revealed. The season will be going all the way back to the 1500s by focusing on the disappearance of the Roanoke Colony, also known as the Lost Colony.
A colony founded by Sir Walter Raleigh disappeared towards the end of the sixteenth century shortly after Queen Elizabeth I attempted to establish an English settlement. It is still unknown what happened to the colony that vanished during the Anglo-Spanish war. Weird, eh?
It’s an interesting and subtly spooky true story that will allow AHS to offer its own terrifying explanation for what could have happened to the colonists. The show loves venturing back in time with previous seasons Coven, Freak Show and Hotel all centring on stories from the past. That being said, FX CEO John Landgraf has said, “[The new season will be] set in two time periods…but principally in the present,” so it will be interesting to see what happens in the present and how it intertwines with the past’s events.
Little is known about the new season, but we do know that Lady Gaga will be returning. As the show is set to start airing next month, expect more cast announcements, trailers and imagery very soon.
American Horror Story Season 6 will air on FX on 14th September.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)