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"Chapter 1" is the first episode of season six of the horror anthology series, American Horror Story, which is billed under the heading of "Roanoke". It is the sixty-fourth episode of the series overall. It was directed by Bradley Buecker with a script written by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. It first aired on the FX Network on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 at 10:00 pm.

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Principal castEdit

Actor Role
Kathy Bates Agnes Mary Winstead/Tomasyn White - The Butcher (reenactments)
Sarah Paulson Audrey Tindall/Lana Winters/Shelby Miller (reenactments)
Cuba Gooding Jr. Dominic Banks/Matt Miller (reenactments)
Lily Rabe Shelby Miller
Andre Holland Matt Miller
Denis O'Hare Dr. Elias Cunningham (reenactor)
Wes Bentley Dylan/Ambrose White (reenactments)
Evan Peters [1] Rory Monahan/Edward Philippe Mott (reenactments)
Cheyenne Jackson [1] Sidney Aaron James
Angela Bassett Monet Tumissee/Lee Harris (reenactments)

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Notes & Trivia Edit

  • Actor Evan Peters is credited in this episode, but does not make an appearance.
  • Actor Cheyenne Jackson is credited in this episode, but does not make an appearance.
  • Actors Wes Bentley, Denis O'Hare and Actress Kathy Bates all make cameo appearances in the episode: Denis as Dr. Elias Cunningham and Wes and Kathy appear as Ambrose White and Thomasin White/The Butcher.
  • When Matt Miller (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) panics after receiving the alert on his cell phone of the colonists outside of his home with torches, it appears that American Crime Story: The People v. O. J. Simpson can be seen playing the infamous white Bronco car chase. Both Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Sarah Paulson appeared in that show as O.J. Simpson and Marcia Clark respectively. 

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  1. Credited, but does not appear in this episode.




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