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New 'American Horror Story' Set Photos Reveal Possible Colonial Theme For Season 6

One word: CROATOAN.

All in favor of seeing Lady Gaga in a pilgrim outfit, please say “aye.”

According to new set photos released by TMZ on Monday, “American Horror Story” is set to tackle one of the oldest American myths for its upcoming sixth season.

In one image reportedly captured on the FX anthology series’ Santa Clarita, California, set, a tree with the word “CROATOAN” etched into the trunk can be seen, leading many to believe that Season 6 will center around the mystery of the Roanoke Colony. 

Illustration depicts John White and others as they find a tree into which is carved the word 'Croatoan,' Roanoke Island, Nort
Illustration depicts John White and others as they find a tree into which is carved the word 'Croatoan,' Roanoke Island, North Carolina, 1590.

For those who slept through middle school history class, in the late 16th century, over 100 colonists disappeared from a North Carolina settlement overnight, only to leave behind a cryptic message carved into a fence that surrounded the village.

The reason behind their disappearance has never been substantiated. Some have theorized that the group fled to Croatoan Island off the coast of the colony, while others have speculated that a supernatural event was responsible. (If the rumors are true, we’re guessing Ryan Murphy and co. are going with the latter). 

The other photos from the set that feature a colonial-era farmhouse, as well as the teasers for the new season released last month, seem to support this theory. 

According to FX CEO John Landgraf, the newest installment, much like the previous seasons, will utilize flashbacks to different time periods as a storytelling device.

“It’s set in the present although with echoes of the past,” he told Variety. “It’s set in two time periods … but principally in the present.”

Watch the six teasers below: 

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