Everything We Know About 'American Horror Story' Season 6 So Far

1. The season 6 theme announcement is imminent.

Everything We Know About 'American Horror Story' Season 6 So Far
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There is a snarky red question mark taunting American Horror Story fans, and it needs to be cut down a notch.

Since season 5's Hotel ended in January, we've been on the trail of the season 6 theme like vampiric tots chasing the blood-encrusted ice cream truck.

Whenever creator Ryan Murphy, Lady Gaga, or Evan Peters' names were mentioned in the press, it was a necessary (if not obsessive) task to scan for any and all mention of AHS, squeezing any minor tidbit and hint out of their statements in desperation.

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Now, a full five months later, the social accounts for the show have woken up...in the most infuriating way possible. Replacing their previously Hotel-themed profile pics with red question marks, they are the worst teases — and yes, we take personal offense.

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No, please, what are details? Take your time.

So to tide you over until that AHS-sized hole in your heart can be filled, here's everything we know about the upcoming season.

  • 1

    The theme will probably have to do with children.

    Everything We Know About 'American Horror Story' Season 6 So Far

    At March's Paleyfest, Murphy told the audience they were considering two different ideas: "The interesting thing about this season is we’ve been working on two ideas at once, which we’ve never done. So I don’t want to say what it maybe is. Both things that we're writing right now – we haven’t declared a winner – will have a different form, so we’re excited about that. We’ll talk about it soon, but we haven’t landed on it yet."

    We'll talk about it "soon," will we, Ryan? Harrumph.

    Most importantly, he added that both themes included "elements of children": "If you look at horror tropes, the innocence of children, that sort of wide-eyed entryway into some world is always very dramatic and satisfying," he said.

  • 2

    There are 8 major themes being thrown around...

    Everything We Know About 'American Horror Story' Season 6 So Far

    As is tradition, rumors surrounding season 6's theme have found their forever homes on the web.

    Included in these rumors is "Apocalypse," "Cult," "Alcatraz," "Summer Camp," "Orphanage," "Area 51," "Abduction," and "Cruise Ship."

    But, given Murphy's PaleyFest hint, "Orphanage" or something like it is most likely.

  • 3

    ...but one more has come to prominence in recent days.

    Everything We Know About 'American Horror Story' Season 6 So Far

    One popular theme theory that's actually based on previous seasons is "Thacher School," the boarding institution that both Will Drake's son Lachlan and Jon Lowe's daughter Scarlett attend in Hotel.

    Fans are favoring this concept because the school was mentioned several times in various season 5 episodes, and Murphy has shared all AHS seasons exist in the same universe.

  • 4

    Cheyenne Jackson, Lady Gaga, and Angela Bassett are definitely returning.

    Everything We Know About 'American Horror Story' Season 6 So Far

    In an interview with Out magazine, Jackson said he was returning for AHS season 6, Bassett told Collider her character "might be psychic" back in March, and Murphy has been open about Gaga's continued involvement since season 5 ended.

    Sarah Paulson also teased her Season 6 return when speaking with Variety, though she hasn't 100 percent committed.

  • 5

    Filming has already begun.

    Jackson confirmed filming was already underway in his June 27 interview with Out.

    During a conversation with Washington Blade, actor Leslie Jones (who starred in seasn 3 AHS: Coven) also said he'd be filming for season 6 with Lady Gaga on July 7.

  • 6

    One scene that's reportedly been filmed has to do with a "nursing home or hospital."

    One scene filmed early-on for season 6 has allegedly been leaked. On June 23, Onlocation Vacations claimed filming was underway at FOX studios in Los Angeles in a "nursing home/hospital" setting.

    There's no way for us to confirm this at the moment, but it would coincide with the "Orphanage" theme, and supports Murphy's statement that season 6 will be "set in the present" with "echoes of the past."

What theme would you prefer? Have you heard any rumors we didn't include? Share below!

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