American Horror Story will premiere on September 14, 2016
The upcoming sixth season of the FX horror anthology television series American Horror Story was announced on November 10, 2015. It is scheduled to premiere on September 14, 2016, the first time the series has debuted outside of October in its history. Details about the season’s plot and cast have been kept secret, an approach to publicity unusual for the series. What is known about the cycle’s theme is that it will revolve around children, and in the words of co-creator Ryan Murphy will be “more rogue” and “dark”, in contrast to the previous season, Hotel. After the release of pictures taken from the set in Santa Clarita, it has been widely speculated that the season will incorporate the infamous 1590s Roanoke Colony disappearance. This is the first season to not release a subtitle, before the premiere, since the first season. However, although not officially confirmed, it has been widely reported by the media that the subtitle will be American Horror Story: The Mist.
Each year, Ryan Murphy & Co. give television its most bafflingly weird and sinister hour of primetime with American Horror Story. While the seasons have become more interconnected, audiences don’t always connect so well with the material, with last year’s Hotel seeing its inital ratings success take a nosedive. And so a new season of the show needed a jolt of something new and something fresh. And perhaps something less…mouthless dildo-wielding monsterifications of human vices.