Nerdist podcast, we now know the setting of the fourth series of "American Horror Story." The reveal came from the show's writer and co-executive producer, Douglas Petrie. According to the Huffington Post, When first asked about it, he quickly responded, "I can say nothing." Then Moira Kirkland, a writer for "Castle" and "Arrow" also on the podcast, said, "Well I don't know if it's true, but I heard carnival." Petrie responded, "Yes -- that was the, it -- it does not have a title." It's around the 33-minute mark that this is revealed so you can click here and listen for yourself when Ben Blacker asked him about the setting and Petrie replied,"That's the idea, that's very roughly the idea."
So we don't have definitive details but we at least have the setting on which to speculate. FX did not comment, however. We did have the clue from Ryan Murphy that Jessica Lange was practicing her German accent and it would be set in 1950, “It’s set in 1950. If you look historically what happened in the year 1950, there’s some more clues in that year. It’s a period piece. We try and do the opposite of what we’ve done before. Jessica Lange has already started practicing her German accent so I’m very excited!” Hmmmm...thoughts? A Freak Show would certainly fit the theme of the series and there are already posters with fan art depicting this carnival/circus setting. Oh no...clowns!
We'll definitely keep you posted. Petrie mentions that "Nothing is too extreme for 'American Horror Story.'"