As we previously reported, the oft-speculated fourth season of American Horror Story has been confirmed as taking place at a 1950s carnival. Earlier this afternoon, the show's co-creator, Ryan Murphy, took to Twitter to share the official working title of the season... American Horror Story: Freak Show.
That wasn't all the AHS news to hit the internet today. EW did some digging and unearthed the following details regarding the cast and basic plot outline:
Set in Jupiter, Florida, in 1950, Freak Show finds Jessica Lange playing a German ex-pat who is managing one of the last freak shows in the U.S. Her group of “unusuals”? Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, and Frances Conroy all play performers whom Lange’s character has rescued; Denis O’Hare and Emma Roberts are also in talks to return. Freak Show’s 13 episodes will track this group as they do anything to keep their business around.
The Bearded Lady, siamese twins, snake charmers, fortune tellers, sword-swallowers... the possibilities are endless. What sort of denizens would you like to see as part of the Freak Show troupe?
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