Season 4 of American Horror Story will be set in the 50s and will focus on a group of circus performers. Titled American Horror Story: Freak Show, it will also feature the return of several key actors from Season 3, including Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett.
As longtime viewers know, Season 1 centered on a family living in a haunted house, Season 2 was set in an insane asylum, and Season 3 focused on a boarding school for witches.
Set in Jupiter, Florida, in 1950, “Freak Show” finds Jessica Lange playing a German ex-pat who is managing one of the last freak shows in the U.S. Her group of “unusuals”? Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, and Frances Conroy all play performers whom Lange’s character has rescued; Denis O’Hare and Emma Roberts are also in talks to return. Freak Show’s 13 episodes will track this group as they do anything to keep their business around.
(Via Entertainment Weekly)