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The fun begins on Wednesday, October 8 at 10 p.m. ET on FX and the synopses for the first two episodes as well as episode three and four's titles, are below. After the jump, check out a list of the cast of characters.
Episode 4.01, “Monsters Among Us"
One of the only surviving sideshows in the country struggles to stay in business during the dawning era of television. When police make a terrifying discovery at a local farmhouse, the eccentric purveyor of the freak show sees an opportunity that will lead her troupe either to their salvation or ruin.
Written by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, and directed by Ryan Murphy.
Episode 4.02, “Massacres and Matinees”
A citywide curfew threatens to shut down the Freak Show. A strongman from Ethel’s troubled past arrives at camp. Gloria arranges a terrifying play date for Dandy. The Tattler Twins reveal a talent that could knock Elsa from the spotlight.
Written by Tim Minear and directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.
Episode 4.03, “Edward Mordrake Part 1 (no synopsis available yet)
Episode 4.04, “Edward Mordrake Part 2 (no synopsis available yet)
Cast List and Characters:
Jessica Lange as Elsa Mars
Sarah Paulson as Bette and Dot Tattler
Kathy Bates as Ethel Darling
Angela Bassett as Desiree Dupree
Frances Conroy as Gloria Mott
Michael Chiklis as Dell Toledo
Denis O'Hare as Stanley
Evan Peters as Jimmy Darling
Emma Roberts as Maggie
Finn Wittrock as Dandy Mott
John Carroll Lynch as Twisty the Clown
Gabourey Sidibe as TBA
Wes Bentley as Edward Mordrake
Patti LaBelle as TBA
Jyoti Amge as Ma Petite
Naomi Grossman as Pepper
Mat Fraser as Paul the Illustrated Seal
Erika Ervin as Amazon Eve
Skyler Samuels as TBA