American Horror Story season 4 is set in a 1950s carnival

News Louisa Mellor
17 Mar 2014 - 15:45

A 1950s fairground carnival has been confirmed as the setting for American Horror Story season 4...

We've had an LA haunted house, a sixties sanitarium, and a Southern coven... next up for Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's American Horror Story anthology series is a fifties fairground carnival.

The horror-themed series takes a repertory approach to its cast, recycling the same central spine of actors (including Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe and Taissa Farmig, amongst others) as different characters in a different setting each time. Season four is confirmed to be Jessica Lange's final year on the show.

American Horror Story writer Douglas Petrie confirmed rumours that season four would take the ensemble cast to a circus of some kind on the Nerdist Writers Panel podcast. "Yes," Petrie confirmed, "it doesn't have a title, but that's the idea. Very roughly, that's the idea."

A fairground carnival featuring a German-accented Jessica Lange, if co-creator Ryan Murphy is to be taken at his word...

Read our spoiler-filled American Horror Story: Coven reviews, here.


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