*Dramatic voice* "This season on American Horror Story... uh, well, we just don't have very many details yet! Season 5 at the Hotel Cortez has only just ended and we're already frothing at the mouth for hints about Season 6.
Personally, I'd love to see a few more show-stopping numbers like this...
Regardless of your feelings on American Horror Story's musical moments, you'll be interested in the hot tidbit AHS exec John Landgraf dropped at the press tour for the Television Critics Association (via TVLine):
[Season 6] is "set in the present [with] echoes of the past... It’s set in two time periods, but principally in the present."
If Season 6 is 'principally in the present,' this breaks the pattern of the even-numbered seasons taking place in the past. Do you prefer AHS when it's set in the present or in the past?
Personally, my favorite season so far is American Horror Story: Asylum — it's unflinchingly dark without being schlocky, deals admirably with the societal hurdles of the day and gives Sarah Paulson her greatest role ever as the formidable Lana Winters.
In general, American Horror Story is great when set in the past for many reasons; the wardrobe, the social issues, the atmosphere... and those pleasing anachronisms, such as Elsa Mars singing this beautiful number from the late, great David Bowie.
Still, as long as the setting and the plot are solid, it makes no odds what time period American Horror Story finds itself in. Landgraf refrained from sharing anything else about Season 6 for a pretty good reason:
"Ryan [Murphy] will kill me if I tease anything."
As for setting/time themes for American Horror Story: Season 6, see 6 ideas for 'AHS' Season 6 here or submit your own in the comments!