AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW returns next month with an all new exciting and edge of your seat season. The show begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952. A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience. Below you will find a detailed plot synopsis of the very first episode as well as a couple of new promo posters.
The first episode of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW is titled "Monsters Among Us." Here is the synopsis:
"One of the only surviving sideshows in the country struggles to stay in business during the dawning era of television. When police make a terrifying discovery at a local farmhouse, the eccentric purveyor of the freak show (Lange) sees an opportunity that will lead her troupe either to their salvation or ruin. Written by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk; directed by Ryan Murphy."
Jessica Lange returns as Elsa Mars, Academy Award winner Kathy Bates plays Effil Darling, celebrated actress Angela Bassett is Desiree Dupree, Sarah Paulson will do double-duty as Siamese twins Bette and Dot Tattler, Evan Peters plays Jimmy Darling, and Emma Roberts is Maggie.
Plus, AHS newcomer Michael Chiklis stars as Wendell Del Toredo, and joining the cast this season is John Carroll Lynch, who will play a core villain. Also starring are Francis Conroy, Gabourey Sidibe, Wes Bentley, Finn Wittrock, Patti LaBelle, Jyoti Amge, and the recently added Matt Bomer.
To see the most revealing video of the new characters up close and personal for this season Click HERE
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW will air October 8th on FX.