'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Scares Up First Official Photos and Footage

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FX's upcoming 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' has continued churning out cryptic teasers and gruesome posters as expected, though we haven't really seen much of the series itself before today. Now, meet the season 4 cast and check out our first genuine 'Freak Show' footage with a new FX trailer and photos from the first three episodes!

Though not all of the expansive season 4 cast can be found in the first 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' photos, we do get a good look at Jessica Lange, bearded Kathy Bates, tri-boobed Angela Bassett, returning Pepper, claw-handed Evan Peters, and newcomer Michael Chiklis, sans goofy mustache. Additionally, FX's newest preview for the fall offerings reveals our first genuine footage from the new season, nestled among a sizzle reel of other series.

Premiering Wednesday, October 8, here's how FX officially describes its fourth season, 'Freak Show':

'American Horror Story: Freak Show' begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952. A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding 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.

The new ‘Freak Show’ season will see franchise veteran Jessica Lange as Elsa Mars, a German ex-patriot running one of the last American freak shows, which includes rescued “unusuals” from the likes of ‘Coven‘ and franchise stars Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Gabourey Sidibe, Sarah Paulson, Denis O’Hare, Evan PetersEmma Roberts and Frances Conroy. ‘The Shield’ star Michael Chiklis will portray a strongman husband to Bassett’s character, 'The Normal Heart' stars Matt Bomer and Finn Wittrock will both take new roles, and Wes Bentley will guest in a Halloween arc.

Additionally, original 'Fargo' star John Carroll Lynch will play the season's big bad clown killer "Twisty," singer Patti LaBelle will play Gabourey Sidibe's mother, and the world's smallest woman, Jyoti Amge, will guest as ... well, she's right there in the photos. Lest we forget, there are also the other details teased from Comic-Con 2014.

There will be plenty more 'Freak Show' to come as we sidle up to October, so take a look at the latest 'American Horror Story' iteration above and below, and tell us what you want season 4 to bring with its October 8 premiere!

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