‘American Horror Story’: How Are ‘Roanoke’ and ‘Freak Show’ Linked?

Series co-creator Ryan Murphy teases one piece of the puzzle that connects both seasons

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“American Horror Story” co-creator Ryan Murphy has previously teased that all seasons of the FX show are linked — but now, he has given an actual example of how “Roanoke” connects to “Freak Show.”

“We explain how the Motts began which is funny,” Murphy told Entertainment Weekly.

If you recall, Dandy Mott was played by Finn Wittrock in “Freak Show,” who was a immature, sadistic psychopath obsessed with the conjoined twins played by Sarah Paulson.

However, Murphy added that there are more “American Horror Story” alums who will show up in “Roanoke.”

“Many, many, many that you have not seen in years that you have wanted to see,” he added.

So far in “Roanoke,” we’ve seen a character that seems to have some sort of connection to Piggy Man from Season 1, titled “Murder House.”

In 2014, Murphy told EW that all the seasons of the horror anthology series will be linked. “They’re all connected,” he said. “We’re just beginning to tell you how they’re connected. They’re all very separate but there’s clues every season that we’re now telling you how the different worlds are intertwined.”

Since then, fans have been trying to put the pieces together. Before “Roanoke” premiered on September 14, FX also released a trailer linking all previous seasons together.

“American Horror Story: Roanoke” airs on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET.