“American Horror Story” has just added another act to its “Freak Show” -- and we’re kind of obsessed! According to the Hollywood Reporter, Skyler Samuels, best known from her appearance on the ABC supernatural drama “The Nine Lives of Chloe King,” will be making her FX debut, when the critically acclaimed anthology premieres on Wednesday, Oct. 8.
Although details surrounding Samuels' character have been kept mum, here’s what we do know about the role she’ll be playing on “Freak Show”: Her character has been described as a “local who finds herself in a tough situation,” according to reports.
A local to where exactly? Well, it was revealed that Jessica Lange’s character, Elsa Mars, who is head of the Carny’s, will bring her gang of freaks to the “quiet, sleepy hamlet” of Jupiter. But their arrival will quickly stir up some noise when Twisty the clown, played by John Carroll Lynch, learns of their appearance in Florida.
"Twisty the clown is a murderous clown and he's furious that the freaks have shown up in a town where he the most evil clown of all time has retired and he's out to make their lives a living hell,” Ryan Murphy, creator behind “AHS,” revealed to Entertainment Weekly.
It was also revealed that when Lange’s character arrives in the Sunshine State she’ll get wind of an interesting pair of sisters who are currently in the hospital. “That was a way a lot of these people were found. They would find them in hospitals or jails or wherever and recruited. So that’s how Sarah is introduced into the story. I hear something about her, she’s in the hospital, and I go there,” she explained.
Could that be how Samuels gets herself tangled into Elsa’s crew of carnies -- as a potential freak? Sources revealed to Hollywood Reporter that the actress who appeared on several Disney series from "That's So Raven" to "Wizards of Waverly Place" will be absolutely pivotal to the Season 4 plot of “AHS: Freak Show."
What are your predictions for “American Horror Story: Freak Show”? Cast your theories in the comments section below before the premieres airs Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 10 p.m. EDT on FX.