Angela Bassett And Gabourey Sidibe To Return For ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’

3-31-2014 2-09-03 PM

If you were a fan of American Horror Story: Coven, you’ll be pleased to know that the entire cast will be returning for the next installment of the franchise titled ‘Freak Show.’ Fox picked up the fourth season in November, but announced the return of Angela Bassett and Gabourey Sidibe at the 2014 PaleyFest in Hollywood last Friday.

“It’s not a circus, it’s not a carnival, it’s a freak show set in 1950, and it was a concept that Jessica Lange talked about as she wanted to play this type of character,” series co-creator Ryan Murphy said during the ‘American Horror Story’ panel on closing night of Paleyfest.

Lange, who has been in series since its first season, will be playing the German-expatriate managing one of the last freak show remaining in the country as returning cast members Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Frances Conroy, Jamie Brewer and Evan Peters play the rescued performers of the show. The new season will be filmed in New Orleans, but the series will be set in Jupiter, Florida.