Tuesday, September 16, 2014

American Horror Story: Freak Show - Ryan Murphy Interview/New Spoilers

I know it's not been exactly long since my last post for the upcoming season of American Horror Story, but the spoilers are coming a little thick and fast and it's kind of hard not to want to share them. Especially now that Ryan Murphy has revealed so much more in an interview with Entertainment Weekly ...

First of all, we can thank Jessica Lange herself for this season being set in a Freak Show. The actress, who is a keen photographer in her spare time suggested the idea to Murphy and after looking at her albums, he decided to run with it. Murphy discussed about having to build an entire city for the upcoming series as well, which means this is going to be a massive show. As for Lange's character - ex-pat Elsa Mars, well it seems that she will be more benevolent compared to past characters. We also learned in the interview that Mars is a chanteuse and has spent the last twenty years rescuing fellow freaks from society and protecting them with Kathy Bates's Ethel Darling as her right hand woman. Viewers can also expect both 1920s and 1930s flashbacks focusing on both Elsa and Ethel in the season.

Another interesting aspect about Freak Show is that it will be the first season in which a character from a previous season will appear. Pepper, played by Naomi Grossman from Asylum will be appearing in the upcoming season and her time here will serve as a prequel to the events of the second season. Pepper was an immensely popular and interesting character, so I'm delighted that Murphy is breaking his usual rules and that we're getting another chance to get to know the character once again. I also get the feeling I might not be alone here as well.

With the last week revealing much more about the cast and the characters they're playing this season, we finally have a name to Frances Conroy's character - Gloria Mott. Conroy will be playing the mother of Finn Wittrock's character - Dandy Mott. Dandy is a handsome fella who seems at odds with the world and wants to join the freak show while Gloria seems to be doing everything in her power to keep her son away from them. Gloria will also be a co-worker and friend of Patti LaBelle's character, who goes missing. The disappearance of LaBelle's character will also introduce Gabourey Sidibe's socialite character into the mix as well, given that this season's main villain is also John Carroll Lynch's Twisty the Clown.

However while we don't have a name for Denis O'Hare's character as of yet (no doubt that will change soon), we do know that both him and Emma Roberts fake fortune teller, Maggie will be in collusion with each other though. Murphy also revealed that things will go wrong in the carny camp pretty soon when Maggie shows up. Then there's also Wes Bentley's two faced (literally) Eddie Mondrake causing chaos and the possibility that conjoined twins Bette and Dot Tatler (Sarah Paulson) might not be all they seem as well. There's also a romance between certain characters to look out for, a rivalry between Jimmy (Evan Peters) and Wendell (Michael Chiklis) amongst the many crazy events of the upcoming season. The more and more I read up about this, the more exciting it sounds.

Ryan Murphy Interview: http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/09/15/american-horror-story-freak-show-ryan-murphy/

American Horror Story: Freak Show will air Wednesdays 10pm on FX from October 8th and Tuesdays at 10pm on FOXUK from October 21st.

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