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‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Official Trailer: Voyeur

Freak Show, the fourth season of Ryan Murphy’s critically-acclaimed horror drama on FX, is already being set up to be one of the stranger and campier seasons of American Horror Story.

In the first official trailer for Freak Show, we get a glimpse at some of the main players we’ll be spending most of our time with this season. First up, we have Kathy Bates as the bearded lady, Effil Darling. Next, there’s newcomer to the series Michael Chiklis (The Shield, No Ordinary Family) as the resident strongman and ex-husband of Bates’ character. Angela Bassett is returning as Desiree Dupree, a woman with three breasts who’s married to Chiklis’ character.

Evan Peters’ character, Jimmy Darling, is shown embracing a blonde woman. Sarah Paulson is playing conjoined twin sisters, Bette and Dot. Finally, we end with Jessica Lange’s character, Elsa Mars, a German expatriate who manages the freak show; she’s accompanied by the smallest woman in the world, Jyoti Amge, whose character is yet to be identified. This will reportedly be Lange’s final season of American Horror Story, which I’m not too thrilled about. Lange’s involvement is definitely one of the top reasons to tune into American Horror Story in the first place.

In addition to the above actors, Frances Conroy, Denis O’Hare, Emma Roberts, and Patti LaBelle are all returning. Roberts hinted to E! Online that her character, Maggie, “may not appear to be a freak on the surface, but that might not be true.” Newcomers include Wes Bentley and John Carroll Lynch as Twisty the “clown killer.”

That’s right. Clowns. So if you want to be able to go to sleep tonight, then whatever you do, don’t watch this clip.

American Horror Story: Freak Show will premiere on October 8, 2014 on FX.

  • Tell me why I just watched that clown clip at 1 A-freaking-M. WHYY. It kinda reminds me of this other “don’t watch unless no sleep” video though: http://youtu.be/erh2ngRZxs0. Little Baby’s Ice Cream, mmm.