Ryan Murphy Announces “Freak Show” Subtitle For “American Horror Story” Season 4

Ryan Murphy Announces Subtitle Of "American Horror Story" Season 4

Only a little while ago, American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy revealed the subtitle of the much-anticipated fourth season of the show.

As many people previously speculated, season 4 of the terrifying TV show will take place in a carnival and will be titled “Freak Show.” Douglas Petrie, a writer from the show, hinted at the show’s subject matter during the Nerdist Podcast last week. Of course, nothing is official until Ryan Murphy himself confirms it.

Ryan took to Twitter to make the announcement, sharing a simple photo with the words “Freak Show” in a very circus-suitable font.


It’s safe to say that, even after a haunted house, an insane asylum, and a coven of badass witches, season 4 might just be the most terrifying season yet because it plays to a relatively broad fear that many people share of the circus and, we’re hoping, clowns.

It was previously reported that series’ frontrunner, Jessica Lange, would likely not be returning to the show after the upcoming fourth season. Lange has portrayed three separate roles on the show, most recently that of Fiona Goode, the Supreme Witch of the Salem Coven in American Horror Story: Coven.

Ugh, the suspense!

There’s been no mention of what role Lange will be playing or of an official premiere date, but make sure to check back with us because we’ll be bringing you the latest in American Horror Story: Freak Show coverage, including casting and plot details and more!


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