Role Call: Who Got Hired in Hollywood?

Michael Chiklis

Michael Chiklis, former star of the FX crime drama The Shield, will be signing on to bring terror into the hearts and minds of audiences everywhere in the new season of American Horror Story.

The announcement was made during the closing night of PaleyFest 2014, where they were celebrating AHS. As announced earlier this month, the title of the fourth season is American Horror Story: Freak Show, and will be set in a traveling sideshow in 1950.

In Chiklis' return to FX, the imposing actor is set to play the ex-husband of Kathy Bates and the father of Evan Peters, however it is still unknown what their individual roles in the show will be. AHS: Freak Show is set to premiere in October.

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