After weeks of speculation and a soft confirmation, Ryan Murphy has confirmed that the next season of American Horror Story will be tagged “Freak Show.” Murphy tweeted the news Monday:
AMERICAN HORROR STORY SEASON FOUR: pic.twitter.com/6OHYzGjPMd
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) March 24, 2014
As a loyal viewer of American Horror Story for three seasons now, I’ve got some ideas. First of all, it would be a major wasted opportunity not to use Britney Spears’ “Freakshow,” at least for some promo spots or something.
And another: Sarah Paulson says she’s been practicing “a very special skill” (ostensibly a circus act) for her role this season, but you know who else knows a circus act? Pink. Let’s get her a cameo on this season! Let her swing around on a rope for a while or whatever, I’m sure she’d be willing to lose an arm or something for the sake of the story. I even made some fan art:
Anyhow, American Horror Story: Freak Show seems very Murphy-esque. I can see it all now, Zachary Quinto as a lion tamer, Lily Rabe is a misunderstood mermaid or something. Jessica Lange chain smokes. It’s probably going to be a whole lot like Carnivàle.