But what does it all mean?!? ????
After a dozen nightmare-inducing trailers, the sixth season of “American Horror Story” premiered last week and fans are still confused AF. The mockumentary-style season called “My Roanoke Nightmare” left everyone with more questions than answers: Why are these hillbilly men with torches chasing down a seemingly innocent couple? Why are teeth falling from the sky? Will the “actors” meet their real-life counterparts? Is that the same pig-man from season one?! Way to keep us in the dark, Ryan Murphy.
At last night’s Emmys, Cuba Gooding Jr., who stars in the current season, spilled some details on what to expect this season, and oh boy, it’s got us scratching our heads.
The Oscar winner gave a somewhat back-handed compliment (though I’m sure his intentions were golden) when he said the show’s first five seasons accomplished in 13 episodes what the “Twilight Zone” did in one.
“If you watch those 13 episodes?—?it’s like what ‘The Twilight Zone’ did with one episode,” he told Vanity Fair.
But wait, is that a hint?!
“This season, remember I said that… When you see this season, you’ll realize how to interpret that ‘Twilight Zone’ idea to an entire other level,” Cuba continued. “When your head goes ‘boom’ and you’ve got brains all over the wall, you’re going to be like, ‘Motherfucking Cuba Gooding Jr.’ I wish I could tell you when it happens, but I can’t.”
Soooo take that as you will, but it could confirm fans’ speculation that we’ll be getting multiple story lines in “My Roanoke Nightmare.” Honestly, with all those wacky promos, we expect more than just one specific theme, despite seasons past.
The premiere focused on Cuba’s character in conjunction with his “real-life” counterpart, André Holland. Cuba said of his co-star, “I’m just trying to phrase this so I can keep myself safe… Because I don’t want anybody get mad at me. Because they never give you information. When I go, ‘Who’s playing the real Matt?’ They go, ‘André’ and I go, ‘From ‘The Knick?’ Oh my god, I love that guy, I can’t wait to see him.’” Hmmm, well now we’re banking on some shared screen time between Cuba and André! Perhaps the same will go for Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe.
So far, fans have been theorizing this season is connected to season one because of the creepy pig man that made an appearance. Behind-the-scenes photos have also shown the word “Croatoan” carved in a tree, which was also mentioned in the first season.
This season is only 10 episodes, so we’re expecting some sort of a “Twilight Zone” twist here. We’re hoping by the end, we really are all yelling, “Motherfucking Cuba Gooding Jr.”