FX's American Horror Story has made it a habit of casting actors in multiple seasons, so it begs the question: Which actors introduced in Roanoke should return for future installments?
Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett and Denis O'Hare have been appearing in every season of American Horror Story since season 3's Coven, and in Paulson and Peters' case, since the very beginning. Actors have portrayed all sorts of different roles during there respective stints on the show - just take Bates for example. In her first three seasons, she played a sociopath socialite who returned from the dead, a bearded lady and a cynical hotel manager.
As for the most recent season, Roanoke, three prominent actors who have never been on AHS before were featured in main roles. Do you think any or all of them should return? Let's break it down.
Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Gooding made his American Horror Story debut in season 6, playing Dominic Banks, the actor who portrayed Matt Miller in the My Roanoke Nightmare reenactment. The star reunited with Paulson, his People v. O.J. Simpson co-star, with whom he had strong chemistry. Gooding's shock at the horrors going on around him made him fit right in on the series, so he could easily return for another season as any number of characters, though probably on the more heroic side.
Holland played the real Matt Miller in American Horror Story: Roanoke, a man of science who has difficulty accepting the reality of his and Shelby's haunted house. Through the first five episodes, Holland's Miller was only seen in talking head interview footage, and he only appeared for a brief amount of time when he and the rest of the characters returned to Roanoke. Holland is a strong character actor who has been slowly building in buzz over the past few years, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him return in a future season.
The biggest revelation to come from AHS: Roanoke was Porter, whose character, Lee Harris, wound up being the center of the season finale. Porter gave a lot to this season, from steely-eyed determination to sheer terror, and while she only appeared in interview segments in the first five episodes, her presence in the second half of the season was a true highlight. The good buzz from her performance should be enough to warrant at least one more season.
American Horror Story season 7 is expected to premiere next year on FX.