With the recent announcement that Lily Rabe will be reprising her season 2 'Asylum' role as Sister Mary Eunice in season 4's 'Freak Show,' joining fellow 'Asylum' alum Naomi Grossman's Pepper, fans have begun to wonder just how much of the world of 'American Horror Story' is connected. Is it just the two seasons that are specifically connected, or are all of the seasons woven together somehow? Creator Ryan Murphy has finally spoken up to confirm that yes, all of this is connected, so feel free to grab some balls of yarn and start your own complex 'American Horror Story' cork boards.
'American Horror Story: Freak Show' has proven a curiosity unto itself, not only by today's addition of Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, but by the return of Naomi Grossman's 'Asylum' character Pepper. Now, the future Briarcliff inmate will have some 'Freak Show' company later on it seems, as Lily Rabe has been confirmed to reprise her 'Asylum' role as Sister Mary Eunice!
We normally toss a few grains of salt onto showrunners and stars chatting about potential collaborations, but in the case of 'American Horror Story: Freak Show''s Ryan Murphy and Neil Patrick Harris, chatting seems to have paid off! The former 'HIMYM' star, 2015 Oscars host and NBC variety leader will officially guest on the 'Freak Show' later this season, bringing with him husband David Burtka.
Well, 'Glee' and 'American Horror Story' creator Ryan Murphy was going to need something new with the former coming to an end, and with HBO passing on sexuality drama 'Open.' And more than an 'American Crime Story' on the O.J. Simpsons murders, Murphy will headline a new FOX horror-comedy anthology series, dubbed 'Scream Queens.'
By now we're admittedly used to the prospect of blockbuster cable TV series spawning "companion" spinoffs, but FX's newest 'American Horror Story' riff is by far the most perplexing yet. The network has officially placed an order for Ryan Murphy's 'American Crime Story' series, its first season subtitled 'The People v. O.J. Simpson,' and we assure you, this is not a joke.
'American Horror Story: Freak Show' has promised to show us all manner of unusual people from every walk of life, its increasingly grotesque teasers highlighting everything from three legs to clowns that haunt our dreams forever, but now season 4 has a growth of its very own. Our October 8 premiere of 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' has officially expanded to 90 minutes!
Well, we knew this day was coming. The moment 'American Horror Story' revealed that season 4 would inhabit a terrifying 'Freak Show,' we knew that the worst of horror's worst would be on the way: clowns. And while we still don't know exactly what this year's big bad clown killer "Twisty" looks like, the latest teasers and details will already have you running for the hills.
'American Horror Story' creator Ryan Murphy remains well known for his casting cross-pollination, so much so, that it's become a new normal. And while we wouldn't expect Jim Parsons or Mark Ruffalo to pop up among the 'Freak Show,' the FX horror drama has recruited 'White Collar' and Emmy-nominated 'The Normal Heart' star Matt Bomer for a warped new role. Let's celebrate with yet another freaky 'Freak Show' teaser!
The other day saw 'American Horror Story' season 4 making one of its biggest additions to the 'Freak Show' in the form of legendary singer Patti LaBelle, but are you ready for the smallest? Find out what role the "World's Smallest Woman" Jyoti Amge will have in the 'Freak Show' (okay, it's a bit transparent), and get a first look at Jessica Lange in costume as lead character Elsa Mars!
'American Horror Story' showrunner Ryan Murphy demands a lot of things from his cast -- especially as he approaches season 4 -- from getting comfy and cozy with snakes to doing strange things with their real-life pals to not talking about the show ever, ever, ever. The anthology series has long been shrouded in mystery, with cast and crew going so far as to straight up lie to people about what they can expect from upcoming seasons. Star Sarah Paulson is one of Murphy's most dedicated secret-keepers, at least until she hits the 'Late Night' and almost lets loose to host Seth Meyers.