There had been a running rumor, toward the end of American Horror Story: Coven, that the FX show's fourth season would take place at a carnival. I'm not entirely sure where that originated, but I didn't put much credence in it because it simply felt like fan wank (we see a lot of that surrounding our favorite television shows). At the beginning of January, Ryan Murphy revealed the next story arc would be set in the 1950s. Jessica Lange, meanwhile, was working on her German accent.
Today, however, those carnival rumors were renewed and confirmed by writer Douglas Petrie who was speaking with the hosts of the Nerdist Writers Panel podcast.
"We just started season 4," Petrie said. The hosts pressed him for more details and brought up the carnival setting to which Petrie replied, "Yes, it does not have a title. That's the idea, very roughly that's the idea."
You can listen to the podcast at the link above.
I can't wait to see what they do with this one…
[Thanks to the AVClub for this catch.]