Come one, come all to the scariest show on television!
After months of anticipation, and mind-blowing teases, the new season of American Horror Story officially has a premiere date. The fourth installment of the anthology series, terrifyingly sub-titled, Freak show, will kick off Oct. 8 at 10 p.m. on FX.
According to the FX press release, the new season of AHS, which will once again star the incomparable Jessica Lange, begins in "the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida." Want more twisted details? Of course you do! Read on for the full Freak Show season teaser…
"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."
To make matters even more exciting, creator, executive producer, and giver of nightmares Ryan Murphy
has also released the very first trailer
for the freaky new season. Take a look at the bizarre clip above to witness 30 seconds of pure and unadulterated strange.
(And we’re going to warn you now—if you were planning on having chicken for dinner tonight, you might want to re-think that decision.)
Now that you've watched it, does anyone else wish that this fake Freak Show teaser
was the real deal? It was so cruel, creepy and everything that American Horror Story
is famous for!
So what else can we expect to see in the new frightening installment? Freak Show is being described as a perfect blend between the humor of Coven, and the uncomfortably frightening moments of Asylum. Although we're already scared, we have to admit that sounds like a perfectly horrifying combination!
Lange will play a German ex-pat who is managing one of the last freak shows in the United States, while Sarah Paulson
will embody not one, but two new characters this season: the conjoined twins, Dot and Bette
Last week, Murphy also revealed a very special Freak Show cast member who is brand new to the AHS family.
He tweeted the photo
above along with the caption: "Jessica and our newest cast member Jyoti Amge
...the world's smallest woman." Wow!
In addition, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Emma Roberts, and Kathy Bates will all be returning to the series, although at this point, very little is known of their new characters. And AHS newcomer Michael Chiklis has been cast as Peters' character's father and Bates' ex-husband.
American Horror Story: Freak Show premieres Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 10 p.m. on FX!