Finally, after months and months of FX and Ryan Murphy teasing us with tons of teasers and rumors surrounding the theme for this season of American Horror Story, it was revealed with the premiere last night.
The theme is “My Roanoke Nightmare.”
The story of Roanoke goes as follows:
In the late 1500s, the English made their first attempts to settle in North America on Roanoke Island, which is off the coast of North Carolina. These first settlers ended up returning to England because of a shortage of food and Indian attacks. In 1587, a second colony was founded on Roanoke. It was then that Virginia Dare, the first baby born to English parents in North America, was born. John White, the leader of the colony, went to England to get more supplies. When he returned in 1590, the settlement was deserted. All the settlers had mysteriously disappeared. The only clue he found was the word “Croatoan” carved in a tree. To this day no one knows what happened to them.
Still, Twitter seems confused AF:
— Gwen (@dolanshoodie) September 15, 2016
— S h e a n. (@XnaraArts) September 15, 2016
I'm more lost than the Roanoke colony. #AHSS6
— MyChemicalRachel (@RachelBuziak43) September 15, 2016
— anxiety (@EmilyValdiviez) September 15, 2016
— Jimmy G (@MrJimmyGtv) September 15, 2016
Luckily, one person is trying to save everyone on Twitter:
Roanoke is a real town that completely went missing.
No one was ever seen.
RT to stop the confusion #AHSS6
— Jake (@4theapplesauce) September 15, 2016