The first nine teasers for American Horror Story: Freak Show have been released by FX and among them are a terrifying clown, a death-defying sword swallower, and a contortionist seemingly made of rubber. As with each season of American Horror Story, the Freak Show teasers aren’t necessarily indicative of characters that will be present during the season, as some will inevitably be more about theme and mood than character.
Set in Jupiter, Florida, American Horror Story: Freak Show begins when a traveling carnival arrives in town. Along with the band of oddities comes a dangerous, blanketing evil that sets itself upon the sleepy hamlet and immediately puts both the performers and those who come to watch them in jeopardy. The season is said to chronicle the performers’ fight for survival and the ways they combat this other worldly force that threatens not only their way of life, but their lives themselves.
American Horror Story: Freak Show is set to star three-time Emmy winner Jessica Lange, three-time Emmy nominee Sarah Paulson, two-time Emmy winner Kathy Bates, two-time Emmy nominee Angela Bassett, and six-time Emmy nominee Frances Conroy, along with the likes of Michael Chiklis, Denis O’Hare, Evan Peters, and Emma Roberts. The series follows haunted house-set Murder House, period drama Asylum, and witchy henhouse Coven.
The season premiere of American Horror Story is set to air Wednesday, October 8th at 10:00 on FX. You can check out a trailer for American Horror Story: Freak Show here.
Will you be watching American Horror Story: Freak Show? Which teaser has been your favorite thus far? Are you looking forward to a darker season than Coven?