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American Horror Story's sixth entry subtitled "Roanoke" premiered on FX on September 14, 2016.
The main cast includes Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe as Shelby Miller, Cuba Gooding, Jr. and André Holland as Matt Miller, Adina Porter and Angela Bassett as Lee Miller, and Kathy Bates as the hostile tribe leader. Also, this season links all the seasons of the show together, therefore officially declaring a shared in-show universe. It is also the first season to completely switch around the format of the show, which is a history channel-esque TV mockumentary combined with found footage.
The season was nominated for four Emmy Awards, winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or Special.
After a disturbing incident, a young couple (Lily Rabe and André Holland) move into a seemingly perfect home built in the 18th century in the woods of North Carolina. However, the building turns out to be in close proximity to the site of the legendary Lost Colony's disappearance, and as horrific supernatural events occur at the house, the couple start to sense something dark underneath the facade.
Cast and Characters
- Kathy Bates as Agnes Mary Winstead playing The Butcher
- Sarah Paulson as Audrey Tindall, playing Shelby Miller
- Lily Rabe as Shelby Miller
- Cuba Gooding, Jr. as Dominic Banks, playing Matt Miller
- André Holland as Matt Miller
- Denis O'Hare as William van Henderson, playing Elias Cunningham
- Wes Bentley as Dylan, playing Ambrose White
- Evan Peters as Rory Monahan, playing Edward Philippe Mott
- Cheyenne Jackson as Sidney Aaron James
- Angela Bassett as Monet Tumusiime, playing Lee Harris
- Adina Porter as Lee Harris
|Chapter 1||1||September 14, 2016||Ryan Murphy · Brad Falchuk||Bradley Buecker|
|Chapter 2||2||September 21, 2016||Tim Minear||Michael Goi|
|Chapter 3||3||September 28, 2016||James Wong||Jennifer Lynch|
|Chapter 4||4||October 5, 2016||John J. Gray||Marita Grabiak|
|Chapter 5||5||October 12, 2016||Akela Cooper||Nelson Cragg|
|Chapter 6||6||2016-10-19||Ned Martel||Angela Bassett|
|Chapter 7||7||2016-10-26||Crystal Liu||Elodie Keene|
|Chapter 8||8||2016-11-2||Todd Kubrak||Gwyneth Horder-Payton|
|Chapter 9||9||2016-11-9||Tim Minear||Alexis Korycinski|
|Chapter 10||10||November 16, 2016||Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk||Bradley Buecker|
- In August 2015, co-creator Ryan Murphy stated "The next thing we're crafting up is very very different than Hotel, not smaller. But just not opulent. More rogue and more dark." 
- In January 2016, FX president John Landgraf revealed that the season will be "principally set in the present", with a dual timeline in "echoes of the past". He also confirmed a fall 2016 premiere.
- In a late September issue of Entertainment Weekly, Falchuk and Murphy revealed there would be a major twist coming to the series in "Chapter 6".
- Murphy confirmed the turn in the season being a behind-the-camera look at the production of the faux documentary “My Roanoke Nightmare”.
- At PaleyFest 2016, Murphy invited AHS Repertory Company: Kathy Bates, Denis O'Hare, Sarah Paulson, Finn Wittrock, Cheyenne Jackson, Wes Bentley, and Matt Bomer to return to the show for its sixth season.
- Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, Adina Porter later confirmed their participation. Porter already worked in the first season as minor character Sally Freeman.
- Cuba Gooding, Jr., star of FX The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story joined the cast in a major role linked to Sarah Paulson's character. 
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