Now that we know who makes up the bulk of American Horror Story: Freak Show's main cast, we're starting to hear more about the new characters. In past seasons we saw the Rubber Man, Bloody Face, and the Axe Man, and horror fans should be happy to hear that the new killer will be a clown. During a recent chat with EW, Ryan Murphy revealed that his show's fourth season will include a character named the "Clown Killer," as well as another freak show regular:

“It was always a concept that Jessica and I talked about really early on... It was always her favorite one, which I thought was funny. I’ve had many different versions that I’ve run by her. I just love it. It feels really right. I thought it was going to be light but it’s turning out to be quite terrifyingly dark, which it feels much more like the Asylum season. But look — if you have a character named the Clown Killer, it’s going to be dark.”

During the interview, Murphy promised that it will be "The most terrifying clown ever!" and teased that there will be a bearded lady.

Recently, it was confirmed that Michael Chiklis had joined the cast of Ryan Murphy's American Horror Story: Freak Show. Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, and Frances Conroy are set to return, with Denis O’Hare and Emma Roberts in talks to join as well. Jessica Lange was the first announced cast member and it has been said that Season 4 will be her last.

American Horror Story: Freak Show is set in 1950′s Jupiter, Florida, where Jessica Lange manages one of the last freak shows in the US and her performers include most of the main cast mentioned above. American Horror Story: Freak Show will include thirteen episodes and is expected to premiere in October. Expect more details to roll in over the coming weeks.

Source: EW
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