The biggest question, of course, is who is the Guardian of the same name? There were many suspects: curious Pearl Winslow (Mia Farrow) and her concerned brother Jasper (Terry Kinney); pushy busybodies Mitch (Richard Kind) and Maureen (Margo Martindale); or even the duplicitous real estate agent Karen (Jennifer Coolidge). Any or all of them could be the Guardian, and all are alive by the end of the series.
There are other questions the show left unanswered as well. Who was the mysterious “pigtail girl” that snuck into Dean’s bedroom and tried to seduce him? Had Pearl and Jasper actually sneaked through the tunnels under the house?
So far, Murphy and Brennan haven’t said anything about their plans for Season 2. The only cast member who has commented on Season 2 so far is Cooldige. “I think Karen needs a good slap in the face,” she said, referring to her character. “I think Karen needs to be punished” for what she did in Season 1 (per Entertainment Weekly).
It may seem odd that a show based on a true story would continue after that story has finished being told, but we’ve seen many TV series continue long after they’ve blown their source material, like “Pretty Little Lies” or “Mosquito Coast.” Netflix clearly trusts Murphy and Brennan to come up with something good, and so far the duo haven’t let them down.