'American Horror Story: Freak Show' to be Super Scary Thrill Ride
There have been more juicy updates surrounding the highly anticipated fourth season of “American Horror Story” recently, including additions to the cast, crew and extra auditions and filming locations. We’ll continue to keep you up to date and resume live tweeting of the show when it debuts October 15.
“American Horror Story: Freak Show” will begin filming July 14 and run through the end of December, according to Louisiana Entertainment. Filming will take place in New Orleans, same as last year, but will be set at a carnival in Jupiter, Florida. As for the time period, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Ryan Murphy revealed “It’s a combination of two time periods, with the main one being in the 1950s.” Murphy also told EW the 13-episode miniseries will focus on the conflict between the freaks and the “evil forces” who do not understand them.
Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Jamie Brewer, Frances Conroy, Denis O’Hare, Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Even Peters, Emma Roberts and Gabourey Sidibe have been confirmed as returning for the new season. The freak show will be run by Lange, a German expat who is desperate for the troupe to stay together. Sarah Paulson tweeted a photo of her character, which appears to be conjoined twins Bette and Dot. Newcomer to the cast, Michael Chiklis from FX’s “The Shield,” will be playing Evan Peters’ father and the ex-husband of Kathy Bates’ character. “The Hunger Games”’ Wes Bentley will also be joining the cast and appear on the show’s two-part Halloween special as a “tormenter.” This all adds up to what Murphy described as a “super scary thrill ride” that is also “about a group of people … who are the last existing freak show in America.”
Below is the Fallen Angel teaser, the first to be released for the show just hours ago:
For those looking to get in on the action, AHS is currently auditioning for crew members and extras. If you’re interested in a crew job, send resumes to [email protected] The following is the latest casting call for men to play carnival workers:
We are looking for men (all walks of life) to play Carnival workers (must be over 18). Think about the traveling circus or those old time sideshows. The show will take place in the 1950’s. Longer hair is OK. Facial hair is OK. We will be refraining from tattoos (clearance issues.)
Details of filming, characters and more will be announced at the American Horror Story panel at San Diego Comic Con on July 26.