Warning! This article features spoilers from the first episode of American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare. Read at your own risk.
American Horror Story returned to FX on Wednesday night, proving that Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk still have what it takes to leave us on the edge of our seats (seriously, how could they just leave us with a cliffhanger like that?!).
Viewers got just a taste of what we are in for this season as we learned season 6 is subtitled "My Roanoke Nightmare," which follows the true story of the mysterious "Lost Colony."
It was also a pleasant surprise to see that Cuba Gooding Jr. has joined the cast (even though it might be weird to see their previous characters, O.J. Simpson and prosecutor Marcia Clark, as a married couple), despite the fact that all hour long, we got no Gaga.
Still, it was good to see the show going back to focusing on haunting us with its storytelling. While devoted fans enjoyed "Hotel" and "Freak Show," others have criticized the series for losing its spark that previously made the show so great. "My Roanoke Nightmare" will certainly leave the viewer spooked to the core, and much of it will be credited to having the season told in a documentary-like style.
It should come to no surprise that Murphy decided to go with a true crime theme, since that genre has become popular as of late. "My Roanoke Nightmare" features husband and wife Matt (Andre Holland) and Shelby Miller (Lily Rabe) telling the camera their story about the mysterious events that happened after they moved down south to North Carolina. Meanwhile, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Sarah Paulson are the reenactment actors that help tell their story. Think of it as an episode of A Haunting.
While we heard lots of squealing, saw a pig person and got some serious Blair Witch vibes, it was still unknown if this season would feature multiple ghost stories that intertwine or continue on this one couple's nightmare.
FX released an official preview for this season after the West Coast premiere. The promo reveals that the Millers' story will continue on — at least for now — and the strange occurrences are only just beginning.
The couple will come face-to-face with devil worshiping with human sacrifices and ghosts from the past — all led by this year's baddie, Kathy Bates, whose character is the original owner of the house.
Viewers will also see the return of children, thanks to the daughter of Lee Miller (Angela Bassett), and can expect lots of screams as a fight between the Lost Colony residents of the past and the present family begins.
American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare returns Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET on FX. Check out the promo below.