Ryan Murphy Reveals New Cast Member for American Horror Story Season 4: Freak Show

By April Lara | 3 years ago
Ryan Murphy Reveals New Cast Member for American Horror Story Season 4: Freak Show

A new season of the “American Horror Story” will roll out on television in 2014, and they have awesome surprises for the fans as they revealed more details during PaleyFest. Recently,”American Horror Story” has revealed what Season 4 is going to be about, “American Horror Story: Freak Show” set in 1950s with returning stars such as Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, and Evan Peters. Now, there is someone new joining the American thriller TV series. Ryan Murphy revealed the new cast member for “American Horror Story : Freak Show” Season 4.  Who is it?

It’s the iconic Michael Chiklis, the Emmy-winning actor who has recently joined the cast of the 4th franchise of the series. Chiklis enters the world of Ryan Murphy as the father of Evan Peters’ character and Kathy Bates’ ex-husband.


This incredible news was announced during the PaleyFest in Los Angeles last March 28, 2014 by Ryan Murphy.

He also told the audience at Paleyfest about Michael’s reaction.

“I’m terrified and I’m going to do it,”said Chiklis at Paleyfest which was published on Crave Online.

The actor surprised the whole panel upon announcement of his role in the show.

“My heart was pounding like it is right now,” added Chiklis.

“It is a freak show. But you know, as actors that’s what we love to do. We love to take risks and chances and do things that are challenging. And I thought ‘Oh my God, I’m going to be up to my eyes in it!'”  said Chiklis.

Chiklis is well known for his role in “The Shield” as Detective Vic Mackey and he has starred in some TV shows such as”Vegas” and “No Ordinary Family.”

Emma Roberts and Denis O’ Hare are also in talks with “American Horror Story” to return for this season.

We are so excited for “American Horror Story: Freak Show” because we know that it’s going to give us that “thrill” and “suspense” that only a Ryan Murphy creation can deliver. And this amazing cast never disappoints, we all have seen and proven that from the previous seasons. And now that new cast members are getting on board for the 4th season of “American Horror Story,” surely it’s going to be a hit again!


“American Horror Story: Freak Show” will live up to its title and will be set in Jupiter, Florida. We just can’t wait to see one of the last freak shows during the 1950s, which Lange will run as a German ex-pat. It’s going to be really freaky!

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