TCA Winter 2015: What’s Ahead in American Horror Story Season 5?


With “American Horror Story: Freak Show’s” finale just a few days away, of course everyone is chomping at the bit for the first details of what’s in store for us in Season 5. Well, at FX’s presentation to the Television Critics Association yesterday, the network’s CEO, John Landgraf, said it will be “very different.” Considering how different each season has been thus far, that’s hardly news, so what else did he reveal?

Per TVLine, Landgraf kept mum regarding the theme, teasing, “I know what it is, but I can’t [say]. I have to let [series creator] Ryan [Murphy] do his thing on that… One of the things I love so much… is that it can be radically, radically reinvented in terms of tone, setting, period, characters, cast. I think there’s going to be an unusually large reinvention in between Book 4 and Book 5 relative to, say, between Book 3 [Coven] and 4 [Freak Show].

He did throw us a bone when asked about the show returning to the present day: “That’s my hope, yeah,” he answered.

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As for Jessica Lange’s prior statement that “Freak Show” would be her last appearance on the show, Landgraf neither confirmed nor denied, stating, “Ryan is really, really independent in how he makes these shows and what he does. So I know the setting, I know something about the characters and something about the tone and the time period, but I don’t actually know the cast yet.”

The “American Horror Story: Freak Show” finale Episode 4.13, “Curtain Call,” airs Wednesday night at 10PM.

“American Horror Story: Freak Show” – Season Finale Episode 4.13 – “Curtain Call” (airs 1/21/15)
The Freaks rebel against new management. Dandy (Finn Wittrock) prepares for his debut performance. Elsa (Jessica Lange) arrives in Tinseltown. Directed by Bradley Buecker; written by John J. Gray.

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