I’m not sure how I feel about American Horror Story: Freak Show and don’t know whether I should be excited or not. I started off in love with last year’s Coven series (aka Season 3) but fell out of love and into hate with it sometime about the 6th episode. The fatal flaw? You can’t keep killing characters and bringing them back, it utterly robs the show of stakes. Also I almost feel like they don’t even outline their seasons, which means everything starts off with a pleasant “go for broke” attitude and then… breaks.
I’ll still give Freak Show a shot though, hopefully they’ve course corrected. The fourth season will take place in Jupiter, Florida in 1952, right when Elsa Mars (Jessica Lange) moves her freak show into the neighborhood. The gang includes Kathy Bates’ bearded lady, Michael Chiklis’ strongman, Sarah Paulson’s conjoined twins and John Carroll Lynch as the villain, Twisty the clown killer. Hit the jump for the full trailer. American Horror Story: Freak Show premieres on FX on October 8th.
Trailer via YouTube:
Here’s the official synopsis:
American Horror Story: Freak Show begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952. A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.