With the fourth season of American Horror Story now confirmed as being subtitled Freak Show, here comes the first bit of additional casting. As ever with AHS, a whole host of familiar faces are returning for this new season… and they’ll be joined by Michael Chiklis. Chiklis is best known for his role in The Shield and for playing Ben Grimm/The Thing in Tim Story’s Fantastic Four movies.
As for the plot of Freak Show, it’s said that be set in the coastal village of Jupiter, Florida in the 1950s. Jessica Lange will be playing a German lady who is struggling to run one of the USA’s last remaining freak shows. With her freaks described as “unusuals”, things could be fantastic if done right.
It’s said that Chiklis will be playing the father of the returning Evan Peters. Also confirmed to return are Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Jamie Brewer, Denis O’Hare and Frances Conroy. It’s expected that Taissa Farmiga and Lily Rabe will similarly be confirmed to return shortly.