American Horror Story: Freak Show Premiere Date Announced

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American Horror StoryFX announced this morning that American Horror Story: Freak Show – the fourth season in the hit horror series – will premiere on Wednesday, October 8th at 10pm ET/PT (check your local listings.

Freak Show is set in 1950s Juniper, FL, and centers around one of the last remaining freak shows of the time.

From bearded ladies to Siamese twins, Freak Show features some of the series’ most familiar faces.

Emmy Award-winning actress Jessica Lange returns as Elsa Mars, Academy Award winner Kathy Bates plays Effil Darling, celebrated actress Angela Bassett is Desiree Dupree, Sarah Paulson will do double-duty as Siamese twins Bette and Dot Tattler, Evan Peters plays Jimmy Darling, and Emma Roberts is Maggie.

Plus, AHS newcomer Michael Chiklis stars as Wendell Del Toredo, and joining the cast this season is John Carroll Lynch, who will play a core villain.