American Horror Story broke with tradition this year, keeping its theme a complete secret up until the Season 6 premiere.
That didn't stop viewers from theorizing, of course. It was speculated that the theme would be everything from aliens to Charles Manson to no theme at all. But on Wednesday, Ryan Murphy and FX finally revealed the true theme: Roanoke.
This season, AHS is forgoing everything it's done before to deliver a spoof docu-series, My Roanoke Nightmare, complete with straight-to-camera interviews and cheesy reenactments. Lily Rabe stars as Shelby, one-half of a married couple who soon finds herself living in a cursed house that's apparently located in the same woods the Blair Witch kids found themselves in, creepy stick figures and all. Sarah Paulson and Cuba Gooding Jr. play Shelby and her husband Matt in the reenactments in the show within a show, with Adina Porter and Angela Bassett taking on the role of Matt's sister Lee. (Porter plays Lee during the interviews. Bassett does the reenactments.)
It's a huge break in form, and the interview aspect definitely lowers the stakes of the season as a whole since it gives away who survives, but we've got to admit: it's also a whole lot of fun! Will the docu-series format continue all season long? Are the people giving testimonials actually ghosts themselves? We have no idea, but we can't wait to find out!
After all that hype, do you think the big reveal was worth the wait?
American Horror Story: Roanoke airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on FX.