'American Horror Story: Freak Show': Casting, Location, & Everything Else We Know
More details have been revealed about the upcoming American Horror Story: Freak Show, and it's good news for anyone who ranks the most recent Coven season over the Asylum and Murder House editions. The season's subtitle was announced by Ryan Murphy on Monday, followed by the news that it would be set at a carnival, in case it didn't sound creepy enough already. Now, however, there is finally some information that shouldn't immediately induce terror: Freak Show 's cast and setting.
The cast is filled with American Horror Story veterans, who have appeared in different roles thanks to the series' anthology format. Freak Show 's cast most resembles that of Coven, as it includes Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy and of course, the AHS all-star Jessica Lange. Emma Roberts and Denis O'Hare are also in talks to return.
These are all familiar faces to AHS fans. Bates and Bassett are the newest AHS additions, having just joined the series for Coven last year, while Paulson, Peters, Conroy and Lange have appeared in all three previous seasons. If Roberts joins Freak Show it will be her second season of AHS, since she joined for Coven, and O'Hare had roles in Murder House and Coven. Only Lange's character has been revealed, she will play the German ex-pat managing the carnival, while everyone else will be a member of the carnival in some way.
With so many returning cast members, there hardly seems to be any room for new faces. Hopefully Murphy can squeeze in a few more, even Glee's Lea Michele has expressed interest in appearing on the show. Michele, or any other potential star, could be another carnival performer or even a member of the audience.
Of course that will require a period-appropriate makeover, since it was also announced that Freak Show will take place in Jupiter, Florida during the year 1950. That time and location may not sound especially scary, but just give Murphy some time. He and his Freak Show will make The Sunshine State darker than we ever could imagine.