Here go those crazy folks at "American Horror Story" again, releasing teaser videos at a breakneck pace that keeps us all scrambling to watch the last video before the next one's released. The video teaser "Spotlight" started making the rounds on Youtube Wednesday night, and the series also released the official cast poster to The Hollywood Reporter Wednesday.
The teaser video features an aerial performer swinging on a large metal hoop in a theatrical spotlight. Now, because these teasers are such short videos, you might not catch what's unusual about this acrobat at first, but look closely. This particular character would definitely fit in at a freak show. If you don't catch it the first time, watch it again.
The cast poster is very retro, and in keeping with the fact that Jessica Lange's character is of German descent, at the bottom it says "Wir Sind Alle Freaks," which translates to "We Are All Freaks." The poster shows the cast in their characters, including Kathy Bates as a bearded lady and Michael Chiklis as a strongman. Most fans are already aware that returning cast member Sarah Paulson will be playing a dual role as Siamese twins, and she hangs suspended over the freak show below her on the metal hoop for aerial performers. Definitely expect full vintage glamour from the Grande Dame Lange, who rumors have it will be playing a very Marlene Dietrich kind of role.
There are plenty of familiar names on the poster from previous seasons, including Lange, Paulson, Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Denis O'Hare, Evan Peters, Emma Roberts, and here's a great addition to a cast already brimming with strong women: Patti LaBelle.
"American Horror Story: Freak Show" premieres Wednesday, October 8 at 10 p.m. ET on FX.