The hype for AMERICAN HORROR STORY continues to grow as October will soon be upon us. The popularity of the show is stronger than ever going into the next chapter. The fourth Season titled AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW is gearing up to blow our minds and we recently shared a character list which includes Sarah Paulson returning to portray two characters, the duel headed Dot and Bette. Plus there are rumors of a bearded lady as well.
Last season saw singer Stevie Nicks make some special appearances on the show and now we have learned that singer Patti LaBelle has in fact joined the cast of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW. It is said that she will not be singing, and that she will be the mother of Gabourey Sidibe's character. Also revealed was the fact that LaBelle's character will be investigating Twisty the clown killer.
Here is the previous detailed list of key characters:
*Jessica Lange is Elsa Mars
*Emma Roberts is Maggie
*Sarah Paulson plays Siamese twins Bette and Dot Tattler
*Michael Chiklis is Wendell Del Toredo, husband of Desiree and ex-husband of Effil
*Angela Bassett is Del Toredo’s wife Desiree Duprée
*Kathy Bates is Effil Darling, Del Toredo’s ex-wife
*Evan Peters will play Del Toredo and Effil’s son, Jimmy Darling
*John Carroll Lynch will play a villain that will rival the creepiness of the Rubber Man and the Minotaur from earlier installments, and with Ryan Murphy having previously revealed that AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW will feature a clown killer, that likely could be Lynch’s character. Lynch played the suspected serial killer Arthur Leigh Allen in David Fincher’s ZODIAC (2007).
Patti LaBelle joins the cast currently made up of Jessica Lange (said to be her last season), Kathy Bates, John Carroll Lynch, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Michael Chiklis, Wes Bentley, Finn Wittrock, Gabourey Sidibe, and Emma Roberts.
The fourth season will be set in Jupiter, Florida and be centered around one of the few remaining freak shows of the 1950s as its members do anything to keep the business alive. The season will focus on the conflict between the freaks and the evil forces who do not understand them.
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW will be made up of thirteen episodes and will likely premiere in October on FX.