If you've been confused by American Horror Story," you're not alone -- and apparently, that's exactly what FX wants. According to the network, all those different images and ideas are intentionally confusing, and the theme for season six is set to remain a mystery until the very first episode debuts.

That's the word from FX CEO John Landgraf, who made the pronouncement during an appearance at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Tuesday. According to the exec, the idea to keep fans guessing until the last second was a joint venture between himself and "AHS" mastermind Ryan Murphy.

"Every year, we lay out the themes and the new genre Ryan is going to be approaching," Landgraf explained to the TCA crowd. "We thought it'd be fun [this year] to keep it a mystery — so we are."

That mystery is being woven into the show's season six marketing campaign, which explains why fans have been seeing many different teasers and images floating around. But there's a lot that's purposefully misleading in those materials, too.

"There are many more trailers than you've actually seen for hypothetical seasons of American Horror Story — different genres, different places," Landgraf said. "One of them is accurate; the others are all misdirects."

With all the theories that are already floating around out there (something set in a forest? Something related to Satan himself? Giant spiders sucking out your soul through your eyeballs?), there's bound to be plenty more guessing before the new season debuts. In another departure, it's hitting the airwaves a month earlier than previous installments.

Seasons six of "American Horror Story" debuts on September 14.

[via: The Hollywood Reporter]

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