Each season of “American Horror Story” has a subtitle that also acts as the season’s theme. The first one was called Murder House, the second was Asylum, followed by Coven. Season 4 was Freak Show, while season 5 was called Hotel.
Is the sixth season of “American Horror Story” going to be called The Mist?
The theme of the season was accidentally revealed by Rotten Tomatoes when it listed the upcoming season as “American Horror Story: The Mist.” The subtitle was removed a few hours later, but more evidence had surfaced since to confirm that this might be the real theme of the season.
Redditor wwfmike also noticed that TV Guide lists show’s sixth season as “American Horror Story: The Mist” and he shared a photo of the guide on Imgur.
After weeks of teasers that were meant to misdirect the audience, some concrete evidence of the season’s theme finally appears.
Interestingly, one of the teaser videos FX showed last month was titled “The Mist.”
FX CEO John Landgraf did say that while a lot of the teasers are misdirection, some are actually accurate. This teaser showing a creature crawling on all fours in a misty railroad track may be the best representation of the theme.
Will the upcoming season draw inspiration from Stephen King’s “The Mist”?
Coincidentally, the sixth season will also feature Jeffrey DeMunn, who played Dan Miller in the 2007 film adaptation of “The Mist.”
While FX has yet to confirm that this is indeed the theme for the season, it seems unlikely that two sources like Rotten Tomatoes and TV Guide will make the same mistake while putting the show’s subtitle on their guides.
Fans don’t have to wait long to see the theme of the upcoming season since “American Horror Story” season 6 will premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 10 p.m. EDT on FX.