Showrunner Ryan Murphy recently teased some details regarding his promised big twist in the current season 6 of FX’s hit anthology series “American Horror Story” titled “Roanoke.”
Murphy previously hinted that the focus will shift to the behind-the-scenes characters of the faux docuseries “My Roanoke Nightmare,” particularly giving the spotlight to Cheyenne Jackson’s producer role. According to TV Line, in a conference call with reporters earlier this week, Murphy gave a preview of what fans can expect in the second half of the narrative.
“Something happens where half the cast is revealed to be doing something completely different than you’ve seen in the first five [episodes]. … It is a big turn. It’s the biggest plot twist we’ve ever done with the show. And there’s a startling announcement in Act 3 that resets the season up until Episode 10,” he shared.
The executive producer added that viewers will realize that some of the characters they have been watching may not appear to be who they are. In order to portray the change, the actors had to find new voices and accents. Moreover, veteran cast members Taissa Farmiga and Finn Wittrock are set to return later in the series for yet to be disclosed roles.
Murphy also confirmed that Lady Gaga’s forest witch character is connected to season 3 “Coven” and she is the Original Supreme. He also plans to bring the said character back for more runs in the future when the storyline returns to the land of witches.
Meanwhile, in comparison with the sixth season’s theme being shrouded in secrecy before it premiered on the small screen, the future season’s new arc will be announced in the spring.
“We’re not doing a secrecy thing, but [next season] does have a big hook behind it,” Murphy continued, saying that several “Freak Show” characters will once again appear.
“American Horror Story” has already been renewed by the network for season 7. Meanwhile, new episodes of season 6 air every Wednesday night on FX.