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19 American Horror Story Plots That Could Explain Evan Peters’s New Beard

It's so lush and full

By Joseph Lamour and Stacey Grant

Even though just about everyone was dead by the last frame of American Horror Story: Hotel, we all knew that for the show's next season, there'd be a hard reset with a new theme, a new set of characters, and most importantly, a new setting.

The plot speculation that comes between every season of AHS is now part of show's magic, and any clue revealed is devoured by its ravenous fans.

That's why when Evan Peters -- the heartthrob who's appeared in all five seasons of AHS -- posted a bearded selfie on Instagram, we here at MTV News let the speculation run wild.

Is it fake? Is it real? Did Ryan Murphy commission it? Could it be... a clue about the new season? 😮 😮 😮

We literally have no idea. But, that won't stop us from taking guesses as to what plotline might involve such a luscious beard.

Check out all our theories below.

  • American Horror Story: Lycanthropy
  • American Horror Story: Gold Rush
  • American Horror Story: 1976 Conspiracy Theorist
  • American Horror Story: No Shave November
  • American Horror Story: Shipwrecked
  • American Horror Story: Brooklyn Coffee Shop
  • American Horror Story: Seattle Fixed-Gear Bike Shoppe
  • American Horror Story: Portland Bike Shop with a Cappuccino Machine Just Because
  • American Horror Story: If The Bear Won That Revenant Fight
  • American Horror Story: 17th Century Dutch Painter
  • American Horror Story: Duck Dynasty
  • American Horror Story: Joaquin Phoenix’s Understudy
  • American Horror Story: ZZ Top Cover Band
  • American Horror Story: Coachella
  • American Horror Story: Game of Thrones LARPers
  • American Horror Story: I'm A Lumberjack And I'm OK
  • American Horror Story: Dumbledore Rising
  • American Horror Story: /r/beards/
  • American Horror Story: Fighting the Hot