“American Horror Story: Roanoke” is frighteningly good, say our readers who voted in last month’s poll asking which “AHS” season is the best. With 17% of the vote, “Roanoke” comes in third place in our poll results, behind “Asylum” in first with a leading 31% and “Murder House” in second with a respectable 23%. Rounding out the bottom three, “Coven” is fourth (16%), “Freak Show” is fifth (7%) and “Hotel” is dead last (6%).
After three episodes, “AHS: Roanoke” is a ratings success for FX, bringing in 8.3 million viewers for its first-run broadcast. Unlike previous editions of this anthology series, Season 6 was shrouded in secrecy which no doubt helped increase curiosity and buzz. Emmy winner Sarah Paulson and nominee Cuba Gooding Jr. (“The People v. O.J. Simpson”) play the lead roles of Shelby and Matt Miller, who move from Los Angeles to a quiet town in the woods and are soon traumatized by the local townsfolk.
Created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, the 10 series regulars for “Roanoke” are: Kathy Bates, Paulson, Gooding, Lily Rabe, Andre Holland, Denis O’Hare, Wes Bentley, Evan Peters, Cheyenne Jackson and Angela Bassett. While most of these performers popped up in the first three episodes, Peters still has yet to appear.
The first five seasons of “American Horror Story” won a total of 15 Emmy Awards. Will “AHS: Roanoke” be another awards success for Murphy and FX? Discuss the new season in our forums.