Tuesday, July 29, 2014

American Horror Story - Comic-Con 2014

Continuing with the Comic-Con themed posts, the cast and crew of American Horror Story showed up at the San Diego event over the weekend and spoilers for the upcoming season were finally revealed.

Spoilers that included a few confirmations from the call sheet that was leaked a week ago ...

- Jessica Lange will be playing German ex-pat/freak show head, Elsa Mars while Kathy Bates will be Ethel Darling along with Evan Peters as her son, Jimmy and Sarah Paulson as conjoined twins, Bette and Dot.
- However, it seems that Michael Chiklis will be playing a strongman named Wendell dell Toledo with Angela Bassett as his wife, Desiree Dupree. His character is also the estranged husband of Kathy Bates's character as well.
- Emma Roberts however will be playing a character named Maggie. Denis O'Hare is also back too.
- The action will be set in 1950's Jupiter, Florida.

- Finn Wittrock (All My Children) has been cast but his role has not been disclosed yet.
- However, John Carroll Lynch will be playing the core villain of the piece, who will scare the shit out of people according to producer/writer, Tim Minear. He'll be playing a twisted clown.
- Tim Minear has described the tone of Freak Show as “Douglas Sirk meets Zodiac.”

It's not a huge amount of information but it's certainly something to go on and with the series due to return in the next two months, be prepared for the usual onslaught of cryptic teasers and promos in the weeks leading up to this particular Freak Show.

Comic-Con Spoilers: http://www.spoilertv.com/2014/07/american-horror-story-freak-show-cast.html

American Horror Story: Freak Show will air on FX and FOXUK from October.

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