Fall TV Preview

First Freak Show Trailer Has Bearded Bates, Bassett's Assets and More

Running a full 60 seconds long, and on the heels of myriad micro-teasers, FX has released its most robust taste to date of American Horror Story: Freak Show.

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Sneaking us backstage to meet ringleader Jessica Lange’s mélange of misfits, you’ll spy first video of recently minted Coven Emmy winner Kathy Bates’ bearded lady, Ethel Darling; Sarah Paulson’s conjoined twins, Dot and Bette (or vice versa)?, Michael Chiklis’ strongman, Wendell Del Toredo, and his TV wife Angela Bassett’s, um, triply blessed beauty, Desiree Dupree.

There is also a glimpse of Effil’s son (via Wendell) Jimmy, played by Evan Peters, plus the estimable two-time Emmy-winning Lange herself, as Elsa Mars, the boss of this Jupiter, Fla.-based, circa-1952 spectacle.

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FX’s AHS: Freak Show premieres Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 10/9c.

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  1. Elaine says:

    ETHEL not Effil.

  2. Kris says:

    Am I the only one who can’t see the video?

  3. tahina45 says:

    They showed it last night during The Strain commercials spot, must say that was the best part of the entire hour.

  4. I haven’t seen any AHS series yet, but this really looks intriguing. I’m adding it to my watch list for the fall!

  5. Robert says:

    I love the song in the promo but I need to know more about this season’s storyline to commit. I am wondering how they are going to have Michael’s and Angela’s characters married considering it was illegal in the south during that time period.?

  6. Lori says:

    Not sure about Evan Peters character. Did anyone else notice his hands looked webbed???

  7. Nate says:

    So where’s the other cast? Emma & Taissa and Francis

  8. webly3 says:

    Looks great.