Ryan Murphy has taken his usual secretiveness about the plot of his series to a new level with the upcoming sixth season of American Horror Story. Instead of illuminating viewers about the setting, the trailers have added to the confusion with their very different themes. That is intentional, FX Networks CEO John Landgraf said at TCA.
“Ryan decided it would be really fun to keep it a surprise, so we are not doing the reveal” Landgraf said. “(The Marketing team) went out and made trailers for hypothetical seasons of American Horror Story. One of them is accurate and the others are all misdirects.”
The ruse will end on September 14 when Season 6 is set to debut.
Following a well-received Terriers reunion at the ATX TV festival in June, Landgraf was asked about a possible revival of the network’s cult dramedy, which ended its run after one season.
“I’m not saying we’ll never do a reboot because I guess we will at one point,” Landgraf said, admitting that he often thinks about the show whose cancellation he had called a very hard decision to make.
At ATX, Shawn Ryan and Ted Griffin, who executive produced the PI series starring Donal Logue and Michael Raymond-James, hinted that a revival is possible for the series, which they felt was “years ahead of its time.”