Info for next season!
After months of speculation, Murphy confirmed that the next season of American Horror Story would be titled Freak Show. In a PaleyFest tradition, he also revealed details about what fans can expect. The show will once again shoot in New Orleans, though it will be set in 1950 in Jupiter, Fla. As EW previously reported, Freak Show will find Lange as a German ex-pat managing one of the last freak shows in the U.S.
Murphy also confirmed that everyone who was on the panel would be involved in the new season in some way. That added Sidibe, Roberts, O’Hare, and Jamie Brewer to the already confirmed Paulson, Peters, Bates, Bassett, and Frances Conroy. But the big news of the night was the announcement of Michael Chiklis joining the cast as Peters’ father and Bates’ ex-husband. Chiklis said he signed on for the show because he was terrified of it and, as an actor, felt like that was an exciting thing to do. Murphy also revealed that some actors from the first two seasons of AHS will also return, noting that their participation is just a matter of scheduling at this point.