American Horror Story: Freak Show — Leaked Call Sheet Reveals Cast, Character Names, Plot Points
This might just be the most revealing tweet about American Horror Story: Freak Show yet! A Twitter user posted a photo purportedly showing a call sheet for the first episode of Freak Show, the upcoming season of the hit FX anthology.
If the sheet is legit, we now know the character names for our returning actors, unpublicized cast additions, and one plot point for the season premiere.
First, here are the character names for our returning faves:
Jessica Lange will play Elsa Mars, the German expat who runs the titular sideshow in Jupiter, Florida, during the 1950s.
Sarah Paulson will play Bette and Dot Tattler, conjoined twins who share the same body.
Kathy Bates will play Ethel Darling, ex-wife of Michael Chiklis's character.
Evan Peters will play Jimmy Darling, presumably Ethel's son.
And now the new cast additions:
John Carroll Lynch (The Drew Carey Show, Body of Proof) will play Twisted Clown.
Ann McKenzie (Treme) will play Eudora Tattler — perhaps Bette and Dot's mother? Whoever she is, the character has a stunt double, so we're praying for her.
Grace Gummer — a daughter of Meryl Streep who guest-starred on American Horror Story: Murder House before taking recurring roles on The News Room and Extant — will play Penny the Candy Striper.
6'8" model and fitness trainer Erika "Amazon Eve" Ervin will play a character named… Amazon Eve!
Matt Fraser, a British musician and actor whose phocomelia as resulted in malformation of his limbs, will play Paul the Illustrated Seal.
Rose Siggins, a woman whose legs were amputated at age 2, will play Legless Suzy.
Christopher Neiman (Charmed, Ally McBeal) will play Salty.
Ben Woolf — who played the Infantada in American Horror Story: Murder House — will play Meep.
Ramona Tyler — who played the Louisiana governor's wife in the 1833 storyline of American Horror Story: Coven — will play Mildred Bachman.
And Naomi Grossman — who played Pepper in American Horror Story: Asylum — will play a character named Pepper! Pepper's back, y'all!
As for the plot spoiler, the call sheet says that Twisted Clown kills the Bachmans in the first episode. Bachmans, we hardly knew ye.
A few of these actors have Freak Show listed on their IMDb filmographies, so we're thinking this call sheet is the real deal — unless someone went to a lot of trouble fabricating it.
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