Buncha freaks gonna be running things ’round American Horror Story way next season and Ryan Murphy has revealed the first shots of his weird and wonderful cast as series production on Freak Show gets underway.
Murphy tweeted the first image of perhaps the biggest star of the season, Sarah Paulson’s conjoined twins known as Dot and Bette. They were first revealed in a tweet from Paulson earlier this year, and it has been said that the ladies will come to life with the magic of both fancy-schmansy movie make-up and good ol’ fashioned CGI.
Dot and Bette's first day pic.twitter.com/ZKFS1pEGed
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) July 17, 2014
— Sarah Paulson (@MsSarahPaulson) June 12, 2014
Also revealed, via Pajiba, was another back of a new addition to the series: Michael Chiklis. The man whom everyone likely knows best from his award-winning days on The Shield. This go-around he’ll be tackling the role of the freak show’s Strongman. Adding a bit of drama to the whole affair is the added detail that he is the ex-husband of Kathy Bates’ character, currently married to Angela Bassett’s character. I’m sure they’ll all just get along like gangbusters and be the bestest of friends, right?
And even though that wonderful teaser trailer was not, in fact, real (but rather fan made!), we do know a few things about this season. For instance, it will be set in 1950s Jupiter, Florida, centering around one of the few remaining/operational freak shows and its family-like cast of characters as they do whatever it takes to keep the fledgling business alive. The cast is a veritable smorgasbord of Murphy regulars, including Evan Peters, Francis Conroy, Jessica Lange, Emma Roberts, and the aforementioned Bates, Bassett, and Paulson. Newcomers this season include Chiklis and Wes Bentley.
What sort of freaks are you hoping the series showcases? Tickle us with your theories in the comments.