American Horror Story Season 6 May Deal with “Lost Colony” of Roanoke

American Horror Story season 6 is coming out this year, and fans have been searching for the slightest clue as to what the theme could be this time around.

However, we may have just had a reveal as some set photos were released yesterday (Monday), that have a huge hint as to the setting. The photo that drops the largest hint is one of a tree with the word “CROATOAN” carved into it.


History fans will know that this heavily hints that the series will revolve around the disappearance of the 115 settlers from the Roanoke colony. For those of you unfamiliar with the legend, here’s an excerpt from History’s website: “The origins of one of the America’s oldest unsolved mysteries can be traced to August 1587, when a group of about 115 English settlers arrived on Roanoke Island, off the coast of what is now North Carolina.”

“Later that year, it was decided that John White, governor of the new colony, would sail back to England in order to gather a fresh load of supplies. But just as he arrived, a major naval war broke out between England and Spain, and Queen Elizabeth I called on every available ship to confront the mighty Spanish Armada.”

“In August 1590, White finally returned to Roanoke, where he had left his wife and daughter, his infant granddaughter (Virginia Dare, the first English child born in the Americas) and the other settlers three long years before. He found no trace of the colony or its inhabitants, and few clues to what might have happened, apart from a single word—“Croatoan”—carved into a wooden post.”

As well as this clue from from the showrunners, TMZ have reported that their sources have seen the cast members on set in pilgrim-era clothing. Also, a recent promo revealed the release date as September 14.

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