The theory regained popularity earlier this year when FX renewed AHS for two more runs -- nine seasons total, nine circles of hell in Dante's Inferno. Not bad, right? Even Murphy liked it, explaining to TV Guide around the same time that "I have a theory about the show that I've never told anybody and probably won't until it's over, but [the Inferno] theory is a good one. I always learn a lot about my theory based on other people's theories, which is really all I can say." If the list Murphy shared above is legit, it could hold major clues about the crime, punishment, and big bads to come in Cult (see: heresy) -- not to mention the anthology's expiration date.
Well. Is it legit?
Again, maybe. One thing to keep in mind: Murphy's the kinda guy who thought it would be fun to release roughly two dozen red-herring clips to tease Roanoke. He's The Boy Who Cried Clue. So, as damn good as that Inferno theory is, that cryptic "interesting" could be a confirmation just as easily as it could be props or a "nice try!" quip. After all, "interesting" might be what you say when you're playing your cards close to your chest. But it's also the same thing you say when your parents invite your least favorite relative to dinner.
We've contacted Murphy's reps for clarification. We'll update this post if we hear back.