If you were a fan of American Horror Story: Coven, you’ll be pleased to know that the entire cast is returning for ‘Freak Show’, the next installment of the American Horror Story franchise.
Returning cast members include Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Jamie Brewer, Sarah Paulson, 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 have also signed on to return for season four.
The cast attended this year’s PaleyFest where show creator Ryan Murphy took the stage to say a few words:
“It’s not a circus, it’s not a carnival, it’s a freak show set in 1950, and it was a concept that Jessica Lange talked about as she wanted to play this type of character,” he said about Lange’s German-expatriate character who is the boss of the freak show. “We’re shooting in New Orleans, but the series will be set in Florida,” Murphy added. He also discussed how FX never expected American Horror Story: Coven to be the highest-rated season. “There’s always a division among the research [department] for this show,” said Murphy, who co-created the show with Brad Falchuk. “I was told that the third season wouldn’t be as highly rated as the others, because it felt more niche.”
Check out some photos of the cast from the event below!