AMERICAN HORROR STORY, the FX anthology series, just wrapped another successful season. With the end of each season, comes speculation as to what the next one will be about. Every season seems to tackle a different brand of horror. From a haunted house, to a sadistic insane asylum, to witchcraft, a carnival freak show, and most recently a hotel filled with murderous spirits, each season looks to explore something fresh. It looks like Season 6 may focus on the exploits of one mysterious figure: Slender Man.
Oddly enough, the figure known as “Slender Man” man started as an internet meme in 2009. The character took off, after being introduced on the Something Awful forums by Eric Knudsen, and an entire mythos was created.
Now an insider from the production is telling Us Weekly that AMERICAN HORROR STORY producers want to build the sixth season around the character. “Someone else wrote the script, and AHS wants to adapt it to fit the show,â€ they say. â€œThey have to buy the rights. Then theyâ€™re going to figure out the cast from there.“
Something else the producers need to figure out is if they can get Lady Gaga back onboard. She made her AHS debut in the fifth season, and she actually just picked up a Golden Globe for her work, but there’s been no confirmation that she’d be back for another go. The insider asserts, “Theyâ€™re trying really hard to get her back!“
For now, since no one will officially comment, we have to regard this as a rumor.
What do you think? Is Slender Man worthy of an adaptation on this level? Would you rather AHS tackle something different? Sound off.
SOURCE: Us Weekly