Preview: American Horror Story: Freak Show

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American Horror Story continues into its fourth season this year with Freak Show. Set in Florida, the new series will explore one of the last remaining freak shows of the 1950s and its final, desperate attempts to keep the business alive. The series’ narrative will pulse with the continuous battles between the ‘freaks’ and the ‘evil forces’.

Known for creating some of the most iconic US TV characters of the 21st century, the creator of American Horror Story, Ryan Murphy, is unlikely to disappoint in his latest instalment of his anthology series, with the confirmed characters of a clown killer, a bearded lady and the world’s smallest woman.

Many familiar faces are set to return for Freak Show, including Sarah Paulson who has a dual role of Siamese twins, Jessica Lange as the manager of one of the last-standing freak shows and Kathy Bates as Ethel Darling, who is a performer in one of the world’s last freak show spectacles. Emma Roberts, Evan Peters, Angela Basset, Denis O’Hare and Frances Conroy are all back to star in Murphy’s latest, among others from the various of the previous series.

American Horror Story began back in 2011 with Murder House, then continuing in 2012 with Asylum, Murphy’s most psychologically haunting piece of work in the series to date. The third and most recent series was entitled Coven, the most tame piece to come from American Horror Story, leaving lots of wonder with regard to what angle Murphy has taken in his most recent project.

American Horror Story: Freak Show will air in the UK 21st of October on FOX.

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