From the looks of all the teasing clips and images we’ve seen, it is certain that co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have some really freaky things in store for fans of American Horror Story: Freak Show.
“It’s darker than Coven; it feels very unique,” Murphy exclaimed in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “I directed the first one and I haven’t done that since the very first one of season one. It feels like a Douglas Sirk movie; it’s very 1952 presentational and then the horror is an unexpected jab. As opposed to last year, which was crazy camera work and comedy. This year feels different.”
Season four begins in Jupiter, Florida in the year 1952. Emmy winner Jessica Lange is Elsa Mars, the German expat manager in charge of the last remaining freak shows. Emma Roberts stars as Maggie, Sarah Paulson is Bette and Dot Tattler, the two headed lady, Kathy Bates is a bearded lady named Effil Darling, Michael Chiklis plays Wendell Del Toredo, the strong man, Angela Bassett is Desiree Dupree and Evan Peters is Jimmy Darling. Frances Conroy, Gabourey Sidibe, Wes Bentley, John Carroll Lynch,, Finn Wittrock, Patti LaBelle, and Jyoti Amge, the world’s smallest living woman, also star.
“At every freak show, you have the tropes but there’s some [that are] unique and weird,” Murphy told The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s about something: It’s about outcasts and how society at that time…true stories about circus performers who were cast aside. The story in many ways dovetails with Asylum, because they leave one era and you can see many of them in real life were put into asylums. There’s a great symmetry we’ve come up with that’s rewarding.”
“This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amid the dying world of the American carny experience,” was the official description for the fourth season of this FX series. You can be sure all of the freaks are coming out to this show.
Below is the cast art for American Horror Story: Freak Show with the bottom hashtag reading #WirSindAlleFreaks, meaning “we are all freaks.” Don’t miss all the freaky fun when season four premieres Wednesday, October 8 on FX.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter