American Horror Story (American Horror Story 4: Freak Show) is returning in October with an entirely new theme: Freak Show. We've been collecting details about the ever-growing cast and upcoming plotlines for months, and the producers just revealed some great stuff during Summer TCA and Comic-Con.
Here's everything we know, from the characters to the new cast members!
It will be (mostly) set in the 1950s, in Jupiter, FL. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Murphy confirmed, "It's set in 1950. If you look historically [at] what happened in the year 1950 — there's some more clues in that year. It's a period piece." Later he claimed to EW, "It's a combination of two time periods, with the main one being the 1950s." At PaleyFest, Murphy said that even though the season is set in
, it will shoot in Florida . New Orleans
Jessica Lange will be back — and German. "Jessica Lange playing a German ex-pat who is managing one of the last freak shows in the
EW. "We try and do the opposite of what we've done before," Murphy
said in the interview. "Jessica Lange has already started practicing her
German accent, so I'm very excited!" U.S.
Ryan Murphy's "American Horror Story" series is known for pushing boundaries and scaring the hell out of viewers, and it looks like his latest installment is preparing to pack on the weird.
FX CEO John Landgraf attended the TCAs this week and said fans of the show can expect a darker Season 4 than what they saw with "American Horror Story: Coven." “Some years it’s going to be big and bright and brash and campy the way 'Coven' is," Landgraf said. "Other years it’s going to be dark and brooding -- like 'Asylum' was. I guess I would put 'Freak Show' half-way in between the two. It’s got a little bit more humor and a little bit more camp, but its got a brooding period feel to it also."