The internet went wild on June 12 when lead actress of "American Horror Story" Sarah Paulson revealed that her character in "Freak Show" would sport two heads and would be called Betty and Dot. Fans of Ryan Murphy's show are extremely excited about Paulson's character and what has added to their excitement is the addition of a new character called Clown Killer.
Apparently, Clown Killer would be the scariest clown the world has ever seen and would be part of a freak show run by the character of Jessica Lange.
"It was always a concept that Jessica and I talked about really early on," Murphy told Entertainment Weekly. "It was always her favorite one, which I thought was funny. I've had many different versions that I've run by her. I just love it. It feels really right. I thought it was going to be light but it's turning out to be quite terrifyingly dark, which it feels much more like the Asylum season. But look — if you have a character named the Clown Killer, it's going to be dark."
Murphy further suggested in his interview that Clown Killer would be the most terrifying clown and the freak show troop would also have a bearded lady.
It is speculated that Kathy Bates would be playing the bearded lady.
Meanwhile, this is Lange's last season.
"It ends up being a lot of time during the year being committed to something," the actress told the magazine. "I haven't done that for a long time. It's like doing a stage play between the rehearsal and the run. This is a 6-month commitment every year. That will be four years in a row. I want to have more time to myself I guess. Once it's over and I have a full year ahead of me with nothing to do, who knows? It might not have been the best decision. But I think four years doing something is a sufficient amount of time."
"Freak Show" will be set in 1950 and will take place on Jupiter. Lange wil reportedly sport a German accent for the role. Apart from Lange, Bates and Paulson, Emma Roberts, Evan Peters, Gabourey Sidibe, and Denis O'Hare are confirmed to return. The season 4 will also welcome a newcomer Michael Chiklis, who will be seen playing Bates' ex-husband and Evan's father.
However, Lily Rabe will not be returning as she is busy with a film called "The Veil" opposite Jessica Alba.