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The fourth season of the anthology series ‘American Horror Story’, is named ‘Freak Show’ and has this name for the obvious reason that it is based upon a freak show.
Set in 1952, Jupiter, Florida. It is centered around one of the last surviving freak shows of its time and the freaks that inhabit it, along with the evil forces which do not understand them.
Characters are as follows
- Jessica Lange as Elsa Mars - A German Ex-Pat who is struggling to keep the freak show going in more modern times. Elsa is described as a ‘mother’ of the freaks and has their best interests at heart. Pictures of her character can be seen her -> (x) (x) (x) (x) (x)
- Sarah Paulson as Bette and Dot Tattler - Conjoined twin sisters, with one body and two heads who may or may not be responsible for heinous activities that have gone on in the town. They are discovered by Lange’s character and suddenly become her new headliners and of course that begins to attract people far and wide to see this incredibly odd and special girls. Pictures here -> (x) (x) (x) (x) (x)
- Kathy Bates as Ethel Darling - A bearded lady who performs in the freak show. Ethel is basically Elsa’s right hand woman as Elsa rescued her from alcoholism and other bad things so Ethel feels that she owes it to Elsa for everything she has got. Pictures here -> (x) (x) (x)
- Angela Bassett as Desiree Dupree - A lady with three breasts. She shows up at Elsa’s freak show as all others have closed and she is desperately looking for work. Pictures here -> (x) (x) (x) (x)
- Michael Chiklis as Dell Toledo - A strong man who is also running from the law because it turned out he did a series of disastrous events. He is married to Bassett’s character. Pictures here -> (x) (x) (x)
- Evan Peters as Jimmy Darling - A man with lobster like hands. Son of Bates and Chiklis’ characters. pictures here -> (x) (x) (x) (x)
- John Carroll Lynch as Twisty the Clown - A murderous clown and he’s furious that the freaks have shown up in a town where he the most evil clown of all time has retired and he’s out to make their lives a living hell. Pictures here -> (x)
- Frances Conroy as Gloria Mott - A wealthy woman who goes against everything about the freak show. Pictures here -> (x) (x)
The show will also have roles from Emma Roberts as Maggie, a fortune teller who’s fortune telling has terrible consequences for the freak show. Denis O’Hare as Stanley, Maggie’s partner in crime and a collector of freaks and ‘rival to Lange’s character.’ And Gabourey Sidibe.
This season will also feature guest roles from Patti LaBelle, Finn Wittrock and Wes Bentley.
Trailers and Teasers are as follows:
Freak Show is ready to debut on October 8th.