American Horror Story: Freak Show Has a Premiere Date

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We now know when the Freak Show will begin.

The new season of FX’s anthology series, American Horror Story, entitled Freak Show, will premiere on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 10 pm. This will be the fourth installment of the horror series from creators Ryan and Brad Falchuk, the crazily creative duo who also helped create Fox’s Glee along with fellow co-creator Ian Brennan.

In addition to the premiere date for American Horror Story: Freak Show, FX has also released an official description  the latest edition of the series. Here is how the network is describing it:

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.

American Horror Story: Freak Show stars series veterans Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, Gabourey Sidibe and Frances Conroy. New to the show this season are The Shield‘s Michael Chiklis, playing a strongman who’s married to Bassett’s character, Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games), Grammy Award-winning singer Patti LaBelle, Finn Wittrock (The Normal Heart) and the “World’s Smallest Woman” Jyoti Amge (photographed above with Jessica Lange). Neil Patrick Harris, who worked with both Murphy and Falchuk on Glee, is also rumored to have a possible part in the new season.

Check out a teaser trailer for Freak Show below and let us know if you’re excited or hesitant about what this new season of American Horror Story will have in store for viewers.

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Chris is the Managing Editor of TVOvermind. A graduate of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, where he majored in English and Film, he has been writing for TVOvermind for over two years and has written about several different television shows, such as New Girl, Breaking Bad, Glee, and Homeland. Contact him through Twitter (@ckinger13) or email (
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