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American Horror Story: Coven: Fresh Spoilers on the Feminism-Focused Third Chapter
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American Horror Story: Coven: Fresh Spoilers on the Feminism-Focused Third Chapter

Aug 2 2013, 5:18pm CDT | by TV Line

The first details about FX’s American Horror Story: Coven, the bewitching third chapter of Ryan Murphy’s anthology series (bowing in October), trickled out Friday at the Television Critics Assoc....

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American Horror Story: Coven: Fresh Spoilers on the Feminism-Focused Third Chapter

Aug 2 2013, 5:18pm CDT | by TV Line

The first details about FX’s American Horror Story: Coven, the bewitching third chapter of Ryan Murphy’s anthology series (bowing in October), trickled out Friday at the Television Critics Assoc. summer press tour, including the identities of several key characters and fresh intel on the female-driven plot.

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“There’s a feminist theme throughout Coven,” teased exec producer Tim Minear, who was joined on the panel by returning Horror vets Jessica Lange and Sarah Paulson, as well as newbies Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett. “There are also themes of race and oppression and family — especially mothers and daughters — along with laughs and scares and a few tears.”

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Lange confirmed that she will indeed “play a witch,” adding, “I’ve shot two days so far, so I don’t know who the character is yet. It comes in little dribs and drabs.”

Paulson will portray Lange’s daughter, named Cordelia (think King Lear, not Buffy/Angel), while Bassett will play Marie Laveau, a character loosely based on “a woman in the 1800s who was very influential in the city,” the actress explained. Lastly, Bates will channel infamous 1830s New Orleans socialite and serial killer Madame LaLaurie.

“I would say that the fun quotient is higher this year,” noted Minear. “[It's still] a drama, but there is a lot of humor, and we are embracing a velocity and fun with the series this year. It might be a little bit more welcoming to an audience.”


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Here's How Lily Rabe Joining 'Freak Show' Connects The 'AHS' Universes

Oct 30 2014 8:46am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

It has been well established that each season of "American Horror Story" functions as its own separate entity, but now two of those worlds are about to collide. First it was announced that Naomi Grossman's Pepper from Season 2's "Asylum" would reprise her role for "Freak Show" to reveal the character's origin story. Now, Entertainment Weekly has announced that Lily Rabe will join ...
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American Horror Story Season 4 Episode 4 Review: Edward Mordrake Claims a Freak

Oct 29 2014 11:00pm CDT | Source: TV Fanatic

American Horror Story Season 4 Episode 4 concluded the tale of Edward Mordrake, and the tale of Twisty the Clown, or "Twisted Clown" as my closed-captioning called him. (Yes, I watch TV with closed-captioning. I recommend trying it!) Through Edward Mordrake's hunt for the Halloween sacrifice, we filled in the histories of several of the freaks of American Horror Story: Freak Show, and with only a handful of nit-picky complai ...
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Neil Patrick Harris Is Officially Joining 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

Oct 29 2014 1:16pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

Neil Patrick Harris, a.k.a. the ubiquitous celeb of 2014, may have turned down a role in the first season of "American Horror Story," but he recently said that he really wanted to be on "Freak Show." Thanks to Ryan Muprhy, Harris' dreams (and ours) have come true. The "American Horror Story" creator told Entertainment Weekly earlier this month that he's been in talks with the upcoming O ...
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'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Casts Neil Patrick Harris and His Husband

Oct 29 2014 7:30am CDT | Source: Buddy TV

American Horror Story is known for casting huge stars, and they're about to do it again for the final two episodes of Freak Show.How I Met Your Mother alum Neil Patrick Harris is joining season 4 as a "chameleon salesman," according to TVLine. But he won't be alone: Harris' husband, David Burtka, has been cast as well. Burtka will be involved in a "sexy storyline" with Jessica Lange's character, Elsa Ma ...
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Angela Bassett Really Doesn't Want To Sing On 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

Oct 27 2014 4:55pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

"American Horror Story: Freak Show" features a fantastic ensemble of talented actors, but this season puts them in some of the most challenging and visually dynamic roles the series has ever attempted. Which brings us to Angela Bassett, who plays Desiree Dupree, or the three-breasted woman. Bassett sat down with HuffPost Entertainment to tell us that she really doesn't want a musical number this season and how her intersex character is in f ...
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American Horror Story: Watch Season 4 Episode 1 Online

Oct 9 2014 4:16am CDT | Source: TV Fanatic

Welcome to the Freak Show, American Horror Story Fanatics. FX treated viewers to the latest rendition of its award-winning anthology series last night, as American Horror Story Season 4 Episode 1 took us back to Florida in the 1950s. We said hello to familiar names such as Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates, but they weren't exactly wearing familiar faces. Especially Bates. Her character has a beard. Michael Chiklis is also on board for American Horror Story: Freak Show, as i ...
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American Horror Story Season 4 Episode 1 Review: Monsters Among Us

Oct 8 2014 10:37pm CDT | Source: TV Fanatic

When I woke up this morning, I wasn't afraid of clowns. Now, as I think about going to sleep tonight, I'm terrified of them.  I didn't expect American Horror Story: Freak Show premiere to be the most frightening of the anthology series. It was more bone chilling than I remember any of the previous ones. It was the clown! Though, the killer Siamese twins and the angry Jimmy Darling didn't help either. American Horror Stor ...
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7 weeks ago

'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Premiere Recap: It's A Circus, All Right

Oct 8 2014 10:30pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

*** WARNING: Contains spoilers! Please do not read on unless you've seen the premiere episode of "American Horror Story: Freak Show," titled "Monsters Among Us." Or if you don't mind spoilers, go right ahead! *** You know what they say: Florida is where the weirdest things happen. That certainly seems to be the case on "American Horror Story: Freak Show"; the premiere was all sorts of ...
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Meet Jyoti Amge, The 'World's Smallest Woman' From 'AHS: Freak Show'

Oct 7 2014 4:10pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

Last week, FX introduced two "extra-ordinary" cast members of "American Horror Story: Freak Show" in mini-documentaries: Mat Fraser, who plays "Paul the Illustrated Seal," and Rose Siggins, who plays "Legless Suzi." In a new mini-doc, Jyoti Amge, the "world's smallest woman," according to the Guinness Book of Records, speaks about her role as Ma Petite, Elsa Mars' (Jessica Lange) assistant. Amge says that it was alwa ...
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Transgender Actress Erika Ervin On Her 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Role

Oct 7 2014 3:58pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

We couldn't be more thrilled for "American Horror Story: Freak Show" to kick off for numerous reasons, and learning that the hit FX franchise will welcome a transgender performer just makes our excitement for the show more palpable. Erika Ervin will star alongside series regulars Jessica Lange, Evan Peters and Emma Roberts as "Amazon Eve," a role she says was originally written for a man. "I auditioned for the part as ...
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