We just heard news that the upcoming season of American Horror Story would have the name of ‘Freakshow,’ and now we have a bit of casting news. The Thing himself, Michael Chiklis, is set to play a character in the newest season. What you get is an amazing addition to the Horror genre that’s still very original. Chiklis was recently at an AHS event at PaleyFest and the actor had a few things to say about joining the cast.


Reflecting on their first meeting, Chiklis said he told Murphy, “I’m terrified and I’m going to do it.” He hinted that the material, still a guarded secret, not only scared him on a visceral level, but made him wonder if he would be up to the challenge. “As actors, that what we love to do,” he said. “To take risks and take chances and do things that are challenging.”

“We’re going to scare you,” he added


We have it confirmed that: Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, and Frances Conroy all play performers whom Lange’s character has rescued; Denis O’Hare and Emma Roberts are also in talks to return.

As more news comes out on American Horror Story: Freakshow, we’ll be sure to keep you posted here at DFAT!