Sidney Aaron James is the pedantic creator and executive producer of "My Roanoke Nightmare". He is a character in Roanoke portrayed by Cheyenne Jackson.


Sidney Aaron James is the mastermind behind the creation of the famous television show "My Roanoke Nightmare", and its sequel, "Return to Roanoke".

Personality and Appearance

Sidney is a meticulous screenwriter with a flair for business. Totally skeptical about the supernatural, he is a man of questionable morals. Temperamentally difficult, Sidney is devious and able to put business before any other subject, including bereavement.

Sidney is a tall man of average build, with black hair, a well-trimmed beard, and piercing blue eyes.



  • This is the second character played by Cheyenne Jackson. The first was Will Drake in the previous season, American Horror Story: Hotel.
  • Sidney, Audrey, Matt, Shelby and Mason are the only characters involved with the Roanoke incident that weren't killed by the forces brought from the paranormal entities of Roanoke.


  • Sidney: "We rolling? The camera never stops, no matter what!"
  • Sidney (imitating Cricket's accent): "That’s a callback to Cricket’s séance."
  • Sidney: "Reality is what we make of it."