American Horror Story: Freak Show will premiere on Wednesday, October 8, and it will be an extended episode, 90 minutes of freaky good fun to begin the fourth season. Here is a last-minute look at the new season and what fans can expect. It is going to be a great season and, if co-creator Ryan Murphy has anything to do with it, it just might not be Jessica Lange’s last season, after all!
There will be “two cast documentaries this week,” according to Ryan Murphy in an article at the KpopStarz site. At the cast showing of the premiere on October 5 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in L.A., actress Lea Michele from Glee was one of the celebs in attendance. There have been rumors that she would like to appear on the show, but nothing has yet been confirmed.
There have also been persistent rumors that actor Neil Patrick Harris would like to be in a couple of episodes and that Ryan Murphy would like to have him appear in the series this season. Murphy stated that “He’s game,” and added that Harris “had very specific ideas of what he wanted to do.” He could, very well, appear in at least one episode later in the season, according to Murphy in a report by E! Online.
E! Online also mentioned that Ryan Murphy has been doing everything in his power to try to convince actress Jessica Lange to not quit being in American Horror Story at the end of this season. He stated that he is “never accepting” the possibility that she will leave and said that she is, at least, saying “Let’s keep talking,” which he considers to be “a promising sign.”
Reportedly, according to Murphy, there will be Easter eggs in the season’s first two shows that will provide clues about where the fifth season will be set. Fans might be paying too close of attention on the cool plot and characters like Sarah Paulson’s take on the conjoined twins Bet and Dot to be looking for Easter eggs, but that is one use of a DVR, right?
Murphy said that the scenes involving Paulson in American Horror Story: Freak Show were very time-consuming, taking maybe 12 hours where a scene with a different actor might take five hours. But, she had to act with herself, and use different facial expressions and attitudes with each character, so it was a lengthy process. Murphy calls her performance “one of the best things, if not the best thing she’s ever done.”
The premiere episode of American Horror Story: Freak Show on October 8 on FX is called “Monsters Among Us.” The brief synopsis of the episode mentions “a grim discovery” that police make “at a farmhouse.”
Ryan Murphy has mentioned that he has always liked the movie Freaks directed by Tod Browning. It clearly influenced him with the upcoming fourth season of American Horror Story: Freak Show. Murphy stated that Jessica Lange also has “always been interested in that carny world.” Lange, Murphy said, even sent him a book about the carny world, which was another influence on his decision to make the fourth season of American Horror Story one tied in with freak shows of the 1950s. Be sure to watch the premiere of American Horror Story: Freak Show on FX on Wednesday, October 8! It looks like it will be 90 minutes of freaky fun for fans of American Horror Story!
Written By Douglas Cobb
American Horror Story: Freak Show will be a blast!