American Story: Freak Show is set to start filming in New Orleans in mid-July. We now know a bit more about what roles some of the actors will be playing. Sarah Paulson will be playing conjoined twins: Bette and Dot. I wonder if these twins will be closer to the ones in Freaks (1932) or Big Fish (2003). Big Fish had conjoined twins that were really just twins, but the father made them conjoined as part of his story. I'm thinking these twins are going to be closer to the twins in Freaks.
Ryan Murphy revealed earlier this week that Michael Chiklis will be playing a 'Strong Man.' He's been described as being vulnerable, so I'm not sure he will be a creepy Strong Man, like the tattooed knife throwing one in Santa Sangre (1989). Unless, of course, his vulnerability leads him to lash out in a vicious rage out of pain and passion. He will be married to Angela Bassett's character and Kathy Bates will play his ex-wife. Murphy has said that Chiklis will have scenes with both women, as well as Jessica Lange.
I'd love to see Pepper return this season. Maybe it will be a surprise for all of us! I'm also hoping that this season is back to being frightening, dark and psychologically messed up like Seasons 1 and 2. I feel like they held back on that last season, although it still had some creepy scenes. I'm sure I'm not alone in wanting more fear and horror back in American Horror Story. That's why we fell in love with the show in the first place and keep coming back for more!