The internet exploded on June 12 when lead ‘American Horror Story’ actress Sarah Paulson revealed that her character for ‘Freak Show’ would be a two-headed lady named Bette and Dot. Read on for everything we know so far about Season 4 of ‘AHS’!
Fans of Ryan Murphy‘s American Horror Story lost their marbles on June 12 after lead actress Sarah Paulson took to Twitter to reveal Bette and Dot — the two-headed character she’d be playing in Freak Show. Well, since you’re all so thirsty for more, read on for every little detail you can expect from Season 4 of AHS so far! Namely, a Clown Killer. Need we say more? (Well, we will.)
‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’: Season 4 Roundup And Details
As we’re sure you already knew, Freak Show will take place in the 1950s in Jupiter, Florida, and Jessica Lange will serve as a German-accented ringleader to a crop of various curiosities at one of the last operating carnival freak shows in the U.S., including, as we now know, Sarah’s two-headed Bette and Dot.
It’s fitting that Freak Show will (tragically) be Jessica’s last season, as showrunner Ryan told EW that, “It was always a concept that Jessica and I talked about really early on. It was always [Jessica’s] favorite one, which I thought was funny. I’ve had many different versions that I’ve run by her. I just love it. It feels really right.” We could not be more excited for Jessica to kick butt and take names in Season 4!
However, for those who were upset that Season 3 was a bit too light, featuring too much comedy and not enough horror, Ryan told continued to say that “he thought [Freak Show] was going to be light but it’s turning out to be quite terrifyingly dark, which, it feels much more like the Asylum season. But look — if you have a character named the Clown Killer, it’s going to be dark.”
To be 100 percent honest with everybody, we’re inclined to think that any character that is going around killing creepy carnival clowns probably has a good heart. (Anybody else still have nightmares of Stephen King‘s It?)
‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’: Will Feature A Clown Killer, A Bearded Lady, And A German Jessica Lange
Furthermore, there will indeed be a bearded lately — “[Ryan’s] version of it.”
Along with Sarah and Jessica, Emma Roberts, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Gabourey Sidibe, and Denis O’Hare are confirmed to return, as well as newcomer Michael Chiklis, who will play Kathy’s ex-husband and Evan’s father.
Lily Rabe, on the other hand, who has straight up knocked it out of the park in every season of AHS, may not be returning, after it has been revealed that she’s been cast in the upcoming film The Veil, opposite Jessica Alba. Fingers crossed that the scheduling stars align and that Lily will return to AHS: Freak Show — if only for a cameo!
So, HollywoodLifers, are you pumped for Season 4? Has anybody got any theories already? Is the Clown Killer going to be our main villain, or something even more nefarious than that? Will Jessica Lange play a totally evil character? She’s a German in the U.S. in the 1950’s, after all, so she could very well be the most evil or the most sympathetic to her crop of freaks! Let us know your thoughts below!
— Amanda Michelle Steiner