Ryan Murphy of “American Horror Story” recently revealed in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly that “AHS: Roanoke” is connected to the show’s fourth season, “Freak Show,” via the gorgeous and psychotic Dandy Mott (aka Finn Wittrock).
“We explain how the Motts began, which is funny,” Murphy said of the new “Roanoke” season. If you’ve forgotten, Dandy Mott is the rich, attractive, and seriously disturbed character from “Freak Show” that has a beyond twisted relationship with his mother.
The creator added that a few other blasts from the past will make appearances this season, saying, “Many, many, many that you have not seen in years that you have wanted to see.”
As EW points out, the director previously admitted that the shows were connected in a 2014 interview, but was a little vague on the details.
“We’re just beginning to tell you how they’re connected,” Murphy said. “They’re all very separate but there’s clues every season that we’re now telling you how the different worlds are intertwined.”
He added, “Part of the fun of the show is the Rubik’s cube design of it, but, yes, there are purposeful connections, character connections, and similarities and things that connect that we’ll continue to connect moving forward.”
Since Murphy’s admission that “AHS” is all tied together, fans have come up with various theories that link each season together. Yet one theory remains the most plausible: The Dante’s Inferno Theory. As critic Jacqueline Bircher on the TV blog Red Herry explained it, “AHS” is based on the “Inferno” chapter of Dante Alighieri’s classic poem, “Divine Comedy.
In “Inferno,” Dante goes through the nine circles of hell (Limbo, Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Anger, Heresy, Violence, Fraud and Treachery) with a guide, Virgil. But if this theory is true, we the viewers are in Dante’s place, being led by Murphy and co-creator Brad Falchuk.
We’re excited to see what slice of hell “Roanoke” turns out to be and how Motts plays into all of this.
To read more of EW’s interview with Murphy, head here.
“American Horror Story: Roanoke” airs at 10 p.m. Wednesdays on FX.