The cast and creators of FX channels American Horror Story appeared PaleyFest on Friday and talked about Season 4’s entry AHS: Freakshow, its casting, and its basic storyline.
Via The Hollywood Reporter:
Season four of the FX anthology will be set in Jupiter, Fla., in 1950 and will again star Jessica Lange. This time, the Emmy winner will portray a German ex-Pat managing one of the last remaining freak shows in the country.
Returning cast members include Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy and Kathy Bates — who also made a surprise appearance on Friday’s panel. They’ll play performers that Lange’s character has rescued. Denis O’Hare and Emma Roberts are also in talks to return for season four of the series, which reboots itself every season with a completely new story and often features largely the same cast of repertory players. Michael Chiklis (The Shield, Fantastic Four) will be making his AHS debut
Chiklis will be playing the father to Peters’ character and ex-husband to Bates’ character. Showrunner Ryan Murphy also revealed that everyone on the PaleyFest stage would be returning in season four in “some capacity” including Gabourey Sidibe and Jamie Brewer. Other panelists Friday included Paulson, Roberts, Peters, Bassett, Conroy, O’Hare and Bates as well as producers Murphy,Brad Falchuk, Tim Minear and Dante DiLoreto. Star Lange — and fan favorite Lily Rabe
Ryan Murphy has released the main titles for American Horror Story: Coven, which boasts an all star cast of Sarah Paulson,,Frances Conroy, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Emma Roberts, Denis O’Hare, Patti LuPone, Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, and Jessica Lang. (Pheeeesh)
According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR):
“Coven stars Jessica Lange as a witch named Fiona; Kathy Bates plays historical personage Madame LaLaurie, a Louisiana-born socialite and serial killer who kept slaves bound in her home; and Angela Bassett portrays voodoo expert/cult leader Marie Laveau. Coven tells the secret history of witches and witchcraft in America. More than 300 years have passed since the turbulent days of the Salem witch trials, and those who managed to escape are now facing extinction.”
American Horror Story: Coven premieres October 9 on FX.
And make sure to check in to Back2Stonewall.com every week for the American Horror Story: Coven episode recaps written by the talented award-winning actor, and writer & producer of the hit web series “Old Dogs and New Tricks” Leon Acord.
“When witches don’t fight we burn.”
NOTE: This year Back2Stonewall.com will be posting a weekly recap of American Horror Story: Coven episodes written by the talented (and hot ginger DILF) Leon award-winning actor, writer & producer of the hit web series “Old Dogs and New Tricks”.
American Horror Story: Coven premieres on October 9, 2013 on FX
Casting for Season 2 of FX’s “American Horror Story” has begun with Deadline.com is reporting that BOTH Jessica Lange and Zachary Quinto are signed and set to return in different roles.
Like Lange, [Quinto] will play a brand new character next season, which is set at an East Coast institution. What’s more, I have learned that Quinto will play one of two male leads and the nemesis to Lange’s character, which will be at the center of the Season 2 storyline. The part is sure to draw parallels to Quinto’s breakout role as uber-villain Syler on Heroes.
Aslo returning for Season 2 as different characters will be Evan Peters (Tate) , Sarah Paulson (Billie Dean Howard) and Lily Rabe (Nora Montgomery)
I LOVE the idea of a Seasonal Anthology with recurring ensemble players doing different roles each season. But AHS did use about every horror cliche during its first season and relied on its Hollywood location to set the tome. Can creator Ryan Murphy think outside the box enough and come up with an itriguing original story to keep viewers satisfied for Season 2?
We’ll see. But the real queation is will Zachie Quinto be playing gay AGAIN this season? (Or at least be naked.)