It’s round two for Emma Roberts and Evan Peters. The two real-life lovebirds, who got engaged last year over the holidays, will have (another) romantic relationship on screen when “American Horror Story” Season 4 premieres on FX in October.
It was previously revealed that Roberts would be playing a young woman named Maggie in “Freak Show,” while Peters would be tackling the role of Jimmy Darling, a performer with ectrodactyly or “lobster-claw syndrome.” Information on the characters has been scarce, but we’ve got a little more scoop on their mysterious roles. “American Horror Story” co-creator Ryan Murphy confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that Maggie and Jimmy will develop a romantic relationship.
How the two will meet up remains unknown for now, but Murphy was able to reveal that Maggie is a crystal ball fortune teller … who is a “complete con artist.” She’ll show up at the freak show that Jimmy performs in and try to “help” the camp. But the co-creator teased that “help” is the last thing she’ll provide. Murphy told EW that “it ends up terribly bad.”
Fans of the FX mini-series franchise will remember that Roberts joined her “AHS” alum boyfriend in Season 3, “Coven.” The third installment centered on a New Orleans school for young witches, and the Supreme witch’s desire to maintain her power, youth and beauty. Roberts played Madison, a Hollywood starlet and young witch who had a problem controlling her magic. Peters was Kyle, a frat boy who died at Madison’s hand … and was brought back to life with some body parts that weren’t his.
The duo got tangled up in a love triangle with Taissa Farmiga’s character, Zoe, and things did not end well for Madison. In the Season 3 finale, Madison refused to help bring Zoe back to life after the teen died while performing one of the Seven Wonders tests in order to become the next Supreme. Kyle was devastated over her loss and was angry with Madison when she wouldn’t help. “Franken-Kyle,” as fans affectionately named him, attacked Madison and strangled her to death.
“I was worried about Evan having to strangle Emma, because they’re deeply, madly in love and dating, but they went for it and had a great time doing it,” Murphy told EW in January after the episode aired. “I think they both approached it in a very respectful way from the point of view of the characters. I like that whole Frankenstein ending. Season 1 and Season 2, Evan died at the end, and in this one, he sort of lives on in an immortal way, and I like that we changed that.”
“American Horror Story” fans will have to wait and see what kind of ending Evan Peters and Emma Roberts get in Season 4, “Freak Show.”
“American Horror Story” Season 4 will premiere on FX on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 10 p.m. EDT. Are you looking forward to watching Emma Roberts and Evan Peters together in “Freak Show”? Tweet your thoughts to @AmandaTVScoop.