Lana Del Rey has a dreamy quality to her voice that lends itself well to haunting images, which is why her slow, creepy cover of “Once Upon A Dream” was perfect for Maleficent. Her songs are often the same, full of echoes and longing. Now, American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy has teased fans with a tweet that hints at one of her songs being included in the new season of the show, along with a juicy detail.
Murphy consoled a fan on the social media site who said there were too many scary things in a promo for season four–which focuses on the last American freak show–saying there’s good reason to stick out a fear of clowns to watch the show: Jessica Lange. Of course, fans already know that the badass lady will bring her brilliance to the role just as she has on every other season, but this time around she’ll be showcasing more of her talents.
@ttbradley Tina, don't be afraid! The clown is scary, true. But don't you wanna see Jessica Lange sing a Lana Del Rey song?
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) October 1, 2014
Murphy hinted at the complexities of Lange’s character for season four back in October of last year, saying, “I can’t say anything. All I’ll say is, Jessica Lange has always wanted to play a Marlene Dietrich figure, and now she gets to.”
American Horror Story: Freak Show premieres on FX on October 8 and will be a special 90-minute episode. This season stars Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Michael Chiklis, and Angela Bassett, among others.