After weeks of cryptic teasers and posters, the theme for American Horror Story‘s sixth season has been revealed – in the show’s premiere episode which aired in the US on September 14.

It appears that AHS 6 will adopt a faux documentary format with interviews and re-enactments to tell the story of My Roanoke Nightmare. American history buffs will recognise the name of the North Carolina colony from which 100 settlers mysteriously disappeared in 1590. The first episode is set in present day, so whether this will become a flashback period piece or a new telling of the story is anyone’s guess – anything can happen on AHS.

Co-creator Ryan Murphy has always been vague when it comes to discussing where the anthology series will go next, but this last minute reveal takes secrecy to  whole new level!