(PCM) A collection of photos from the set of American Horror Story Season Six have leaked possibly revealing the mysterious theme for the upcoming installment of the popular FX horror anthology series.
The photos show a tree with the word “Croatoan” carved into the bark. This news alludes to the premise for the new season to be focused on a group of settlers who mysteriously disappeared from Roanoke Island in the 16th century. TMZ.com was the first to published the leaked set photos and give us our first real glimpse into the new season.
‘American Horror Story’ — New Set Photos Hint at Lost Colony (PHOTO GALLERY) https://t.co/7bn1DkQCSq
— TMZ (@TMZ) August 1, 2016
FX previously released a series of teaser trailers via Snapchat in support of the season six which the network hopes to be it’s most terrifying yet. American Horror Story is constantly raising the bar when it comes to solid horror on TV and if the “Lost Colony” of Roanoke Island is indeed the upcoming theme, we are certainly going to have an amazing mystery to unravel.
Roanoke Island was the first settlement by the English in North America founded in 1585 by Sir Walter Raleigh. But the first group of settlers were plagued by setbacks and returned to England in 1586. In 1586, John White led another group of 100 colonists back to Roanoke to try things again. He returned to England to gather supplies and his return was delayed by the war with Spain.
When he eventually returned to the colony of Roanoke he discovered that it had been abandoned without a trace of any of the colonists, including White’s daughter and infant granddaughter. The buildings were torn apart, but there was no other signs of violence. The only evidence was the word “Croatoan” carved into a tree. Croatoan so happened to be the name of an island located approximately 50 miles away from Roanoke, however when the island was searched there were no signs of the colonists there either. To this day their whereabouts remain a mystery.
While the story of the “Lost Colony” could be a flashback sequence in the new season of American Horror Story, because some of the released teasers feature technology that would have been non-existent during that time period, we still feel it is a really awesome premise to explore.
Are you excited for American Horror Story season six? American Horror Story Season 6 premieres Wednesday, September 14, at 10 p.m. ET on FX.