The American Horror Story: Roanoke Twist Will Take Us to "Another World"

Heads-up, American Horror Story fans: it's time to expect the unexpected. If you thought you were getting a handle on this strange new format for Roanoke, think again. In a recent issue of Entertainment Weekly, creator Ryan Murphy unveiled his shocking evil plan: there's a huge season six twist on the horizon. During his interview, Murphy explained, "You'll see starting in episode six, the show has a huge turn and the thing that you think you're watching is not what you're watching." Well, the time has come: episode six airs this week. Here's the scoop:

  • No, you haven't guessed the twist. Murphy's cocreator, Brad Falchuk, expounded on the twist with more cryptic information. "Even though the subject matter has gotten out, it's irrelevant because nobody gets what we're doing," he said. "No matter what you think it is, it's not that. Then, episode six comes and you're like, 'Wait! What happened?'" Murphy added, "It's a hat on a hat on a hat on a hat that we've had to protect." As it turns out, the show will spiral into an entirely different story, and it'll do it again before the season ends. Falchuk continued, saying, "It's like [episodes] 1-5, 6-9, and 10 is its own thing."
  • We're going into "another world." "The thing I love about episode six as you are watching it is that we drop a huge bomb at the end of the third act, where you kind of are in disbelief at what the chyron on the screen is saying," Murphy told E! News. "And then that takes you into another world and the stakes are really, really, really high."
  • Trust no one. "What happened with this season, which is really broken into two halves, one through five, which everybody has hopefully seen, and then six through 10. And it's a completely different show. It's a completely different narrative form. Things that you thought to be true about people are revealed to not be true. And it was exciting to work on, because it was like working on two shows at once. The big twist of episode six takes you into a complete other world."