Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Michael Chiklis to Play the Strongman in 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

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The fourth series of "American Horror Story" is starting to get more and more interesting. We recently learned that series alum, Sarah Paulson, would be playing a two-headed character in the sideshow that's run by Jessica Lange's character. Now, thanks to TVLine, we've learned what character Michael Chiklis will be taking on in the "Freak Show." According to an "Ask Ausiello" segment, the show's creator, Ryan Murphy, was asked last Thursday at the Critic's Choice Awards if he could reveal anything about AHS. His response was, well, strong.

Here's what was reported:
Franchise virgin Michael Chiklis will be playing “a strong man who’s married to Angela Bassett['s character],” exec producer Ryan Murphy told us at Thursday’s Critics Choice Awards, where he was honored with the Louis XIII Genius Award. “He has scenes with Angela and Jessica Lange and [onscreen ex] Kathy Bates. I love the part because it’s really written to be quite vulnerable, which is something I think Michael does so well – the strong man who’s vulnerable. I’m very excited to see [him] tussle with all those great ladies. And he’s really up for it, really excited about it.”

The series is also bringing back Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Gabourey Sidibe, Denis O'Hare, Jamie Brewer, and Emma Roberts but we're simply dying to know who'll play the "clown killer." O'Hare would be an interesting choice!

-Larissa Mrykalo