“American Horror Story” Reveals Season Four Premise
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Big news is here for fans of the FX series American Horror Story. Not many details have been revealed yet, but it was just announced that the setting of the show will be at a carnival.
The show has received great praise in its run so far, which has consisted of three seasons, and three different locations, or scenarios. The show is a horror series, and up until now, it has been set in a haunted house, a coven, and an asylum.
Douglas Petrie, a writer on the show, confirmed the carnival rumor when saying “Very roughly, that’s the idea.” He said the revealing statement on the Nerdist Writer panel podcast.
American Horror Story has been nominated for several awards, and continually gets recognition for the acting of veteran actress Jessica Lange. Other cast members include Taissa Farmiga and Sarah Paulson, although other big name stars such as Dylan McDermott and Kate Mara have also appeared briefly.
The American Horror Story series has been called an anthology due to the way in which the series focuses on a different setting with each “season” of it, although they can also be looked at as separate series’ on their own.
The show is created and directed by Ryan Murphy. He is also the creator of Glee, Nip/Tuck, and will be brining the story of The Normal Heart to HBO this summer, which is filled with stars.
Murphy previously announced that season four will take place in the 1950s, further narrowing the overall concept of the season. The next season is set to be the last one for Jessica Lange, who has received Emmy Award, the Golden Globe Award, and the Screen Actor’s Guild Award for her performance on the show.
— Bailey Miller (@baileyaleece) March 17, 2014
CONFIRMED! #AmericanHorrorStory season 4 will center around a carnival/circus! Saying I'm excited is the understatement of the year!
— Deidre Behar (@HerNameIsDeidre) March 17, 2014
The creators and a handful of the actors are set to appear at an American Horror Story panel at PaleyFest on March 28th. Last year, PaleyFest was the location where Murphy revealed the third season concept, and its Coven subtitle.
The new American Horror Story, with its carnival theme, is set to premiere on FX in October. However, the official title, and most details surrounding the series, have not been revealed yet.
Next American Horror Stories theme is gonna be Carnival. So can't wait #AmericanHorrorStory
— Sherry Hebebrand (@HebebrandSherry) March 17, 2014
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