Settle in, freaks, because we have a huge update to share for “American Horror Story: Freak Show.” On tap are new posters, a “Freak of the Day” contest on Instagram, and info on the show’s expanded Season 4 premiere.
Starting with the good stuff, exec producer/showrunner Ryan Murphy has revealed on Twitter: “The AHS: Freak Show Premiere on October 8 will be a super-sized 90 minutes.” He went on to add: “AHS Fans, you are also getting a big preview, the main title and TWO cast documentaries this week. Happy October!”
As for the “Freak of the Day” contest, all you have to do is create an Instagram video that celebrates what makes you unique, post it with the hashtag #WeAreAllFreaks, and you might be selected as the “AHS” Freak of the Day. Co-star Emma Roberts explains it below:
Lastly, here’s the new artwork, both of which were posted on the show’s Twitter feed.
“American Horror Story: Freak Show” begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952, and a troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town. Their arrival coincides with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.
“AHS” Season 4 kicks off October 8th at 10:00 PM on FX.
Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sidibe, Denis O’Hare, Jamie Brewer, and Evan Peters return from previous seasons. New cast members includes Michael Chiklis, Wes Bentley, John Carroll Lynch, Finn Wittrock, Matt Bomer, Patti LaBelle and the world’s smallest living woman, Jyoti Amge.
“American Horror Story: Freak Show” – Episode 4.01 – “Monsters Among Us” (airs 10/8/14)
One of the only surviving sideshows in the country struggles to stay in business during the dawning era of television. When police make a terrifying discovery at a local farmhouse, the eccentric purveyor of the freak show (Lange) sees an opportunity that will lead her troupe either to their salvation or ruin. Written by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk; directed by Ryan Murphy.