AHS: Freak Show Sets October Premiere — Plus: New Plot Details!

The Freaks are coming — in just seven weeks!

FX on Wednesday announced its hotly anticipated American Horror Story: Freak Show will premiere Oct. 8 at 10/9c.

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The network also released an official description for the fourth installment of the anthology creepsterpiece from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. It reads as follows:

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American Horror Story: Freak Show begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952. A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.

TVLine’s Fall TV calendar has thusly been updated.

AHS: Freak Show will star franchise vets Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, Gabourey Sidibe and Frances Conroy. New to the mix are Michael Chiklis, playing a strongman who’s married to Bassett’s character, as well as guest stars Wes Bentley, Patti LaBelle, Finn Wittrock and “World’s Smallest Woman” Jyoti Amge.

Check out a new teaser below, then share your excitement level about attending the Freak Show!

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  1. Marco says:

    Wasn’t the show supposed to be set in the actual year of 1950, instead of just the Fifties?

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      1952, as denoted above (and in previous reporting). I have never seen 1950 specifically stated as the setting. –-Mgmt.