Ever since American Horror Story premiered on FX back in 2011, the show has debuted its new seasons in October, which makes sense given the show's proximity to the Halloween holiday. This year, FX decided to change things up a bit, issuing a September 14 premiere date. With the show coming to the small screen a bit earlier, that means the first trailers have arrived earlier as well, with FX debuting six brief teasers today.
FX ordered the sixth installment of the groundbreaking and award-winning anthology limited series back in November, but very few details have been revealed thus far. It has been confirmed that American Horror Story: Hotel star Lady Gaga will be back, but the network nor the producers have confirmed any other cast members or story details. We don't get many hints from these teaser trailers, via YouTube, but it's clear there will be some sort of a hillbilly presence this season. We do hear a chainsaw, and the action all appears to be taking place at a spooky farmhouse in the middle of nowhere. There is a definte The Hills Have Eyes and Children of the Corn vibe going on. And one of Leatherface's old chandeliers gets retrofited specifically for this occasion. Here's what FX's John Landgraf had to say about the series in a statement released last year.
"With the sixth installment coming next year, American Horror Story has unquestionably joined the ranks of television's landmark series. From Murder House to Hotel, AHS has pioneered a new television form as well becoming FX's highest rated show, while also pushing every conceivable boundary of creative excellence and audacity. This is even more remarkable because Ryan and co-creator Brad Falchuk tear up the playbook every year, challenging the entire creative team to come up with something even more spectacular, frightful and entertaining. You could not ask more of an artist, their team or a series and with every new installment they deliver."
Ryan Murphy serves as Co-Creator, Showrunner, Executive Producer, Writer and Director of American Horror Story. And Brad Falchuk is Co-Creator, Executive Producer and Writer. Tim Minear, Brad Buecker, Jennifer Salt, James Wong and Alexis Martin Woodall also serve as Executive Producers. The American Horror Story franchise is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television.
The first four installments of the American Horror Story limited series franchise have received 71 Emmy Award nominations and 13 Emmy Award wins, including five Emmy awards for its fourth installment, American Horror Story: Freak Show. The fifth installment, American Horror Story: Hotel, features an all-star cast of Lady Gaga, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Wes Bentley, Matt Bomer, Chloë Sevigny, Denis O'Hare, Cheyenne Jackson, Evan Peters and Finn Wittrock. While we wait for more details about the cast and story, take a look at this unique teasers for Season 6 of American Horror Story below.