We told you last week that the upcoming fourth season of American Horror Story would follow a traveling circus in the 1950’s. We are now able to confirm that new new season will be titled American Horror Story: Freak Show, and the shows producers have stated, season 4 will move away from the light-hearted (lack of) horror of Coven, and return to the much darker stylings of Asylum.
The series, returning this fall, is set in Jupiter, Florida, in 1950. “Freak Show” finds Jessica Lange playing a German ex-pat who is managing one of the last freak shows in the U.S.Her group of “unusuals” Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, and Frances Conroy all play performers whom Lange’s character has rescued.
Adds the site, Denis O’Hare and the gorgeous Emma Roberts are also in talks to return.
“Freak Show’s” 13 episodes will track this group as they do anything to keep their business around.