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05/09/2014  •  Posted By Holly  •  0 Comment(s)

As “American Horror Story” season 4 “Freak Show” looms closer, spoilers on the cast have surfaced.
Recently, “American Horror Story” cast member Angela Bassett talked about her mysterious role on Vulture.

“I’m not the bearded lady,” said Bassett. “You know it’s ‘freak show,’ so your mind begins to work. I had an opportunity to see [Ryan Murphy] — and I knew it was going to be fabulous and the writers are amazing, but you know a woman’s curiosity. I said, ‘Ryan, am I the bearded lady?'”

Reportedly, Bassett will play someone “even more special.”

Any theories?

Meanwhile, spoilers confirm that Evan Peters is just as in the dark as his fellow cast members, although he might know a few details he’s unwilling to share at the moment.

“I can’t tell you a lot of things,” said Peters during a SpeakEasy interview. “But I really don’t know much. I don’t know who I’m playing, I don’t know if Kathy Bates is my real Mom.”

Spoilers confirm that Evan Peters will play Michael Chiklis’ son, who used to be married to Kathy Bates’ character on “American Horror Story” season 4 “Freak Show.”

Recently, Evan Peters’ fiancée and fellow “American Horror Story” cast member Emma Roberts appeared on Jimmy Kimmel, where the actress promoted her new film “Palo Alto.”

It is believed that Emma Roberts will return for season 4 of “American Horror Story,” as well as Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Frances Conroy, Gabourey Sidibe, Denis O’Hare, and Jamie Brewer.


04/26/2014  •  Posted By Holly  •  0 Comment(s)

Oh man, “American Horror Story” season 4. You’re going to be so good. I actually typed out that it’s going to be such a freak show, but that’s so far from being clever that I deleted it. Nonetheless, season 4, alias “Freak Show,” is following up on one of the best seasons of non-HBO television in a good long while – we really, really liked “Coven” – and we have every reason to expect more great stuff next time around.

First up, the most important part of “Freak Show” is the actual release date. The “American Horror Story” season 4 premiere isn’t officially revealed yet, but numerous sources, including our sister publication the International Business Times, are reporting that it will début in early October. That’s perfectly in line with when the last season premiered – “Coven” came out on October 9, 2013. We expect just the same this time around, with things really heating up around the third episode, just in time for Halloween.

As for the actual concept of “American Horror Story” season 4, you’re probably just as familiar as I am. “Freak Show” is about an actual, literal freak show – an old circus act, one of the last of its kind. Set in the 1950s in Jupiter, Florida, which is a pretty ridiculous name but a real place (it rounds up, unfortunately, to ‘Miami’), the show is about how the freak show’s members try to keep it alive, even though its time, its milieu, is well on its way out.

It’s also going to have some weird German stuff going on, which we know from Jessica Lange, who told us so. She runs the freak show and is a “German expatriate,” whatever that means. What that means, considering what “American Horror Story” is like, is that she’s probably a Nazi, but that’s just speculation, really. We’ll find out in good time. The big new costar is Michael Chiklis, but some of last season’s big names are back again: Kathy Bates. Angela Bassett. Gabby Sidibe. It’s going to be a good time.

The worst thing about “Freak Show” is that it’s the end of an era: it’s not only Jessica Lange’s last season of “American Horror Story,” it’s probably going to be one of her last big performances ever, as she prepares to enter retirement. And there’s going to be less of her than in past seasons as it is. Still, she’ll be there, playing opposite to Denis O’Hare, who will be a rival rather than a lackey this time around. If you want more details on the characters, there’s a good run-down here.


03/20/2014  •  Posted By Holly  •  0 Comment(s)

Three seasons of the scary, surreal “American Horror Story” have sometimes felt like a three-ring circus. And based on one writer/producer’s tease, the theme of the upcoming fourth season might skew closer to that kind of craziness than ever before.

During a recently posted “Nerdist Writers Panel” podcast, “Arrow” writer/producer Moira Kirland said she had heard the new season’s theme would be “carnival.” Douglas Petrie, who is a writer and co-executive producer on “AHS,” acknowledged she was right, and added, “It doesn’t have a title, but … that’s the idea. Very roughly, that’s the idea.”

Thus far, each season of “AHS” has taken viewers through different settings: a haunted house, a mental institution and a witch’s coven. Introducing creepy carnival rides and terrifying clowns would, in many ways, be a logical next step.

Co-creator Ryan Murphy already has confirmed that the new season will be a period piece. “It’s set in 1950,” Murphy told Entertainment Weekly in January. “If you look historically what happened in the year 1950, there’s some more clues in that year. It’s a period piece. We try and do the opposite of what we’ve done before. Jessica Lange has already started practicing her German accent, so I’m very excited!”

Season four is set to be Lange’s last one with the series, and there have been no other casting announcements yet. But the show creators and some of the players from previous seasons are set to attend a PaleyFest panel on March 28, and could expand on details then.

“American Horror Story” is set to return to FX in October.


01/16/2014  •  Posted By Holly  •  0 Comment(s)

American Horror Story: Coven is beginning to wrap up its phenomenal season (tonight’s episode is a doozy) but co-creator Ryan Murphy has already begun plotting and planning his fourth installment of the FX franchise…as well as peppering the final episodes with tiny hints as to next year’s plot. “It’s set in 1950,” Murphy reveals exclusively to EW. “If you look historically what happened in the year 1950, there’s some more clues in that year. It’s a period piece. We try and do the opposite of what we’ve done before. Jessica Lange has already started practicing her German accent so I’m very excited!”

Hmmm. 1950. German accent. Start guessing, AHS fans!!!


12/30/2013  •  Posted By Holly  •  0 Comment(s)

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12/19/2013  •  Posted By Holly  •  0 Comment(s)

American Horror Story: Coven is among the honorees for PaleyFest 2014.

The third installment in Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s horror anthology series, American Horror Story: Coven joins Veronica Mars and Pretty Little Liars for the annual celebration of “television’s rich and diverse programming and the creative process behind the medium,” which will be held at the Dolby Theatre. PaleyFest had previously been held at the Saban Theatre.

“Moving PaleyFest to the landmark Dolby Theatre is an extraordinary testament to the festival’s growth over the years,” Paley Center for Media president and CEO Pat Mitchell said. “Hosting PaleyFest at the prestigious home of the Academy Awards is also an acknowledgement of the caliber of programs we showcase and of the wonderful support we’ve received from our network and studio partners, sponsors, and the amazing creative talents PaleyFest celebrates year after year.”

American Horror Story was honored at PaleyFest for both of its previous seasons. The 2012 panel included creators and executive producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, executive producer Dante Di Loreto, and stars Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Jessica Lange, Alexandra Breckenridge, Sarah Paulson, and Frances Conroy.

In addition to Murphy, Falchuk, Di Loreto, Lange, Paulson, and Conroy, the 2013 panel included executive producer Tim Minear and stars Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, and James Cromwel. It also featured a special appearance by Kathy Bates.

Since it premiered in 2011, the American Horror Story franchise has won 19 of its 91 award nominations. The first season, subsequently re-titled American Horror Story: Murder House, tied with AMC’s Mad Men with 17 Emmy nominations. The second season, American Horror Story: Asylum, led the Emmys with another 17 nominations.

Franchise star Jessica Lange won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie in 2011, and James Cromwell won for Outstanding Supporting Actor in 2012. Lange also won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film and a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series.

PaleyFest 2014 runs from March 13 through March 28. The festival will open with a Veronica Mars cast reunion ahead of the Veronica Mars movie release on March 14. The full lineup will be announced January 8.

American Horror Story: Coven returns January 8, 2014 with a guest appearance by Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks.

12/13/2013  •  Posted By Holly  •  0 Comment(s)

Congratulations to Jessica for gaining a nomination!

Helena Bonham Carter, “Burton and Taylor”
Rebecca Ferguson, “White Queen”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Coven”
Helen Mirren, “Phil Spector”
Elisabeth Moss, “Top of the Lake”

09/24/2013  •  Posted By Holly  •  0 Comment(s)

Our first trailer featuring actual footage of the cast!

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