Michael Chiklis is Joining the Cast of 'American Horror Story: Freakshow'
The news was announced Friday during the final evening of the annual television festival PaleyFest.
After a lot of alcohol fueled banter by a surprisingly hysterical Sarah Paulson, who jokingly claimed costar Jessica Lange is a HUGE kleptomaniac, Chiklis popped out from behind the curtain and confirmed his casting to the audience.
According to Murphy, The Shield star will play Peters' father and Bates' ex-husband in the story which takes place in 1950's Jupiter, Florida. He also confirmed that everyone at the panel will be returning in some capacity or another for Freakshow and that a few favorites from Murder House and / or Asylum would be returning as well.
Peters and Chiklis seem thrilled with the news, making it known on Twitter shortly after leaving the Dolby.
@AHS_FreakShow!! Pumped @MichaelChiklis is gonna be my dad and @MsKathyBates is gonna be my mom! Whhhaaaaattt?!?!?! Amazing
— Evan Peters (@tweetsonurface) March 29, 2014
Son! I couldn't be more proud @tweetsonurface! pic.twitter.com/N3sM39UxDW
— Michael Chiklis (@MichaelChiklis) March 29, 2014
American Horror Story: Freakshow will begin filming in New Orleans late this summer and should be back on FX just in time for Halloween.