Get ready for the clowns! ‘American’ Horror Story’ is heading to a carnival for it’s next season, and we’re already terrified.
This is the stuff that nightmares are made of. FX’s hit scare-fest American Horror Story is taking Season 4 to the next level with a carnival theme. Keep reading to find out all the details on the new season.
‘American Horror Story’ Season 4 Will Be Set In A Carnival
Who knew Ryan Murphy could get even more twisted than Coven? Well, he is, broadcasting all of our childhood nightmares on cable television with a new carnival season!
After rumors had been swirling, writer Douglas Petrie confirmed, in a Nerdist Writers Panel podcast, that Season 4 will head to a carnival so get excited for creepy clowns, abandoned ferris wheels and unsettling little children.
Earlier this year, AHS viewers created fan posters, egging on a circus-themed Season 4, but show creator Ryan Murphy combatted those rumors, telling Entertainment Weekly, “I saw those posters. I don’t know where people came up with that idea. Sometimes I think its people wanting us to do topics and doing fan posters. No one has completely guessed what it is.”
Turns out, the fans were right!
Ryan did, however, confirm that Season 4 will be set in two different time periods, including the 1950’s. “It’s a combination of two time periods, with the main one being the 1950s,” he told the magazine. He also mentioned that he’d like to keep comedic elements in the upcoming episodes, which will welcome back Sarah Paulson and Jessica Lange.
Is Season 5 Already Planned, Too?
Ryan also teased Season 5, admitting that he knows what the theme will be for the next, next round of sheer terror, but of course, he’s staying mum. “It’s a radically different idea from the stuff we’ve been doing,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “It will take a lot of playing.”
We’re not sure if we could handle two theme announcements in one day. The carnival is scary enough.
— Elizabeth Wagmeister