American Horror Story's next season is going to be Freaky!
On Monday morning, co-creator, executive producer and keeper of all the secrets, Ryan Murphy, revealed via Twitter what the official subtitle of AHS's fourth season will be. After much speculation and debate, E! News confirms that the new official headline for the FX thriller is… American Horror Story: Freak Show!
Previous reports suggested that the upcoming season's subtitle would be "Carnival" after writer Douglas Petrie prematurely spilled the beans in a Nerdist podcast. But before all you clown-haters breathe a sigh of relief, be warned that we could definitely still be seeing those terrifying pranksters in a side-show later this year.
With a theme like "Freak Show" the possibilities for horrifying and cringe-worthy episodes are endless. However, once again, the details of AHS' new season are being kept very hush-hush, but here's everything that we know so far:
A source confirms to E! News that next season will take place in Jupiter, Florida in 1950. The consistently incredible Jessica Lange will pay a German ex-pat who is managing one of the last freak shows in the United States, per Entertainment Weekly, who originally reported the news.
As for who will be returning to the anthology series, Lange will be joined by Oscar winner Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett and Frances Conroy as members that she has rescued and recruited to join her twisted freak show. Denis O'Hare and Emma Roberts are also in talks to join Lange's group of misfits as they do anything to keep their business afloat.
Murphy previously teased to The Hollywood Reporter that Lange "has always wanted to play a Marlene Dietrich figure, and now she gets to." No doubt, Lange's character portrayal will be flawless, as per usual.
Murphy also divulged to Entertainment Weekly that the next season would feature a 1950s setting and lots of different accents. "If you look historically what happened in the year 1950, there's some more clues in that year. It's a period piece," Murphy told EW. "We try and do the opposite of what we've done before. Jessica Lange has already started practicing her German accent so I'm very excited!"
American Horror Story: Freak Show is set to premiere this October on FX.