I've said it once and I'll say it again, this season of AHS is looking like it will turn out to be my favorite. When you have a series with the word "horror" in the title, you know you're in for some frights and AHS has certainly delivered. But nothing beats a circus when it comes to turning your dreams into nightmares.
The upcoming season won't feature just any circus either: It's a circus with an old-fashioned freak show. We already know that they have added at least one person who holds a Guinness World Record to the cast, but who will the regular cast members be playing and will their characters be good or bad?
Jessica Lange has ruled the series as each season's resident evil mistress. Whether she was playing the freaky next-door neighbor in Season 1 or an evil nun in Season 2, her role was always one that would strike fear into other characters' hearts. In Freak Show, Lange is set to play a German expat managing the circus where all of the other "freaks" work.
While it's entirely plausible that the role of the show's manager would be an evil one, could it be that we're about to see Lange play someone good for a change? There's no denying the fact that she is brilliant in the devious roles she's played on the show before, but it would be very interesting to see her in a virtuous role this time around. Perhaps she will be the kind of person who all of her employees go to for advice when they are in trouble or running from the season's true big bad: the killer clown that we still know so little about.
It would be interesting to see some of the other actors flip their usual roles around, as well. For instance, Kathy Bates played an evil witch in Coven and though we know she will be a bearded lady in Freak Show, it would be fun to see her as a good bearded lady, rather than an evil one.
One person's role I am most interested in is Sarah Paulson's. She is portraying conjoined twins, Bette and Dot, but what will their personalities be like? If you watch the extended trailer, it almost looks like one of the twins is more angelic, while the other more devilish. Paulson has played a lot of good people on the show, so are we about to see her tackling a role that allows her to play a good person, while also letting her play evil as well?
American Horror Story: Freak Show premieres Oct. 8 at 10 p.m. on FX. Check out the extended trailer below and see if you can guess who will be good or evil in the upcoming season.
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