The creators of FX's American Horror Story revealed Friday that the Emmy Golden Globe award-winning actor Michael Chiklis will be joining the cast of season four, entitled Freakshow.
Freakshow will be set in Jupiter, Florida in 1950 and will star Jessica Lange. For this chapter of the America Horror Story anthology, Lange will play a German expatriate managing one of the last remaining freakshows in the U.S.
The cast of American Horror Story: Coven gathered for the closing night of Paleyfest at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, and creator Ryan Murphy revealed that all who were on the panel will be returning for Freakshow. Chilkis was also introduced for his role as a season four character who will be the ex-husband of Kathy Bates' character, and the father of Even Peters' character. Here's the full clip:
Confirmed returning cast members include include Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, Gabourey Sidibe, Jamie Brewer, Frances Conroy and Kathy Bates, and they'll portray freakshow performers that Lange's character has rescued. Denis O'Hare and Emma Roberts are also negotiating a return for AHS season 4.
Here's a promo for Freakshow:
Twitter intrigue regarding the casting of Chiklis:
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— Michael Smith (@MikesFilmTalk) March 29, 2014
Michael Chiklis learning of his role for season 4: "I'm terrified. My heart was pumping. It really is a freak show." #AHS
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Chiklis, 50, is best known for his roles including include Commissioner Tony Scali on the ABC police comedy-drama The Commish, LAPD Detective Vic Mackey on the FX police drama The Shield, the Thing in the Fantastic Four film series and as Jim Powell on the ABC science-fiction comedy-drama No Ordinary Family. He also appeared as Vincent Savino in the CBS Crime drama Vegas.
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