American Horror Story Season 6 Might Be About The Lost Colony

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American Horror Story Season 6 is going back to colonial times, or at least that’s what is suggested by new photos from the set of the FX production.

New photos from the Santa Clarita set, which can be viewed at TMZ, shows a tree with the word “CROATOAN” etched into it. The word CROATOAN is connected to the "Lost Colony" of Roanoke that was established in North Carolina in 1585. The colony was mysteriously deserted by 1590, with 117 people entirely unaccounted for, and the only clue to their disappearance was the world CROATOAN - a possible misspelling of the name of a nearby Native American tribe, the Croatan - carved into the bark of a tree. The mysterious vanishing led to many unsettling legends about the colony, and no conclusive evidence to explain the disappearance has ever been found to put the legends to rest.

The sets in the pictures are said to be built with a colonial era farm at the center, and TMZ claims to have spotted actors in period appropriate clothing, which would match the look of the actors who appeared in the teasers for the new season. Considering how fascinating and unsettling the story of the Lost Colony is, it seems like fertile ground for American Horror Story’s next season.

American Horror Story Season 6 stars Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Finn Wittrock, Wes Bentley, Matt Bomer, Lady Gaga, Cheyenne Jackson, Leslie Jordan, Annabell Osoria, and Cuba Gooding Jr.

American Horror Story was created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. Season 6 premieres Sept. 14, 2016, on FX.