Wir Sind Alle Freaks is German for “We Are All Freaks”
American Horror Story – Season 4 – First Promo Poster (CR: FX)
SOURCE: Hollywood Reporter
This is some gorgeous key art for the upcoming American Horror Story Freak Show. Besides, it is spoiler-laden!
Angela Bassett is the three-breasted lady!
Kathy Bates, the bearded lady.
We have the third image of Dot and Bette, conjoined twins played by Sarah Paulson.
We’ve got some contortion and sword-swallowing going on and either (or neither) could be Emma Roberts.
I’m sure that dribs and drabs of character details will be forthcoming as we get closer to the October 8 premiere on FX, so stay tuned!
As we have anxiously anticipated, the FX Original Series American Horror Story will be returning for a fourth season which is subtitled Freak Show. And now we can savour the first key art (poster) for American Horror Story: Freak Show, which gives us plenty to chew on.
As many folks know, the setting of the newest installment is early 1950′s Jupiter, Florida. It will follow the exploits of one of the last remaining freak shows in the nation.
Many fan favourite actors from previous seasons will be returning and as usual, will be cast as completely new characters. Emmy Award winners Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates will be joined by the enormously versatile Sarah Paulson as well Evan Peters, goddess Frances Conroy, the exquisite Denis O’Hare, Emma Roberts, A-Lister Angela Bassett and more, to be announced
New this year to the American Horror Story stable of acting talent for the Freak Show are The Shield actor Michael Chiklis, The Hunger Games’ Wes Bentley, singer Patti LaBelle, and The Americans actor John Carroll Lynch who will play Twisty the Killer Clown, one of the main villains of our story.
Main cast: American Horror Story: Freak Show (October 2014)
Sarah Paulson as Bette and Dot Tattler, conjoined twin sisters and performers in the freak show
Jessica Lange as Elsa Mars, described as a “German expatriate” who manages one of the last remaining freak shows in Jupiter, Florida
Evan Peters as Jimmy Darling, son of Bates’ and Chiklis’ characters and a performer in the freak show.
Frances Conroy as TBA, a performer in the freak show.
Denis O’Hare as TBA, described as a “collector of freaks” and a “rival to Lange’s character”.
Jamie Brewer as TBA
Emma Roberts as Maggie
Kathy Bates as Effil Darling,mother of Peters’ character, ex-wife of Chiklis’ character and the bearded lady in the freak show.
Angela Bassett as Desiree Dupree, wife of Chiklis’ character and a performer in the freak show.
Gabourey Sidibe as TBA, a well-off, impeccably tailored Barbizon School grad who comes back to town to deal with a family matter.
Michael Chiklis as Wendell Del Toredo, the strongman of the freak show, father of Peters’ character, ex-husband of Bates’ character and husband of Bassett’s character.
Wes Bentley as Eddie, a dark tormentor from Bates’ character’s past who is hell-bent on revenge
John Carroll Lynch as Twisty the clown killer
Patti LaBelle as TBA, mother of Sidibe’s character
American Horror Story – Season 4 – Sarah Paulson as Dot and Bette (CR: FX)
American Horror Story – Season 4 – Sarah Paulson Interview
Sarah Paulson will be pulling double duty on American Horror Story: Freak Show.
“It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done, without a doubt, both physically and emotionally, because the way we’re doing it, I go back and forth between both girls without any break,” Paulson tells EW. “I’m not able to just play one thing out. I have to switch constantly. It makes me feel like patting your head and rubbing your stomach and you’re not sure what you’re doing anymore.”
Still, Paulson is more than grateful for the opportunity to play not one, but two very different roles this season. “It’s hard, but glorious also,” she adds. “There’s no other place that I’d ever get to do what I’m doing right now and that’s the truth.”
American Horror Story – Season 4 – Matt Bomer to guest star
EW has learned that the Emmy nominee will guest star on one episode of American Horror Story: Freak Show. Creator Ryan Murphy broke the news himself at EW’s Emmy Party saying he’s excited to reunite once again with the “amazing” actor, who is nominated this year for his performance in The Normal Heart, also directed by Murphy.
“I try to get him to do everything for me,” Murphy told EW. “I sent him a text that said, ‘First right of refusal, here’s the role.’ It’s very…warped.” Murphy said he had to work around Bomer’s schedule filming Magic Mike 2 in order to make the appearance work.