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.