Michael Chiklis Joining FX's 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'
Reported by Outsiders - 2014.03.29
Series co-creator Ryan Murphy of American Horror Story announced at PaleyFest that Michael Chiklis will be joining the cast for the fourth season. Chiklis will be playing the character of the father of Evan Peters’ character and the ex-husband of Kathy Bates’ character on American Horror Story: Freak Show, the title for the series.
"What a way to come back to my home network," Michael Chiklis told the screaming crowd at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. "We’re going to freak you and scare you!" Said Murphy: "Every person on this stage is coming back," referring to Bates, Emma Roberts (Madison Montgomery), Angela Bassett (Marie Laveau), Sarah Paulson (Cordelia Grove), Gabourey Sidibe (Queenie), Frances Conroy (Myrtle Snow), Jamie Brewer (Nan), Denis O’Hare (Spalding) and Evan Peters (Kyle Spencer).
FX picked up a fourth season of the horror show in November and will be based on a freak show set in 1950. "It was a concept that Jessica Lange talked about as she wanted to play this type of character," Murphy said about Lange’s German-expatriate character. "We’re shooting in New Orleans, but the series will be set in Florida," Murphy added.