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Jessica Lange to play 'Freak Show' boss on 'American Horror Story' season 4

March 25, 2014 at 12:18 PM ET

The next season of "American Horror Story" may still be months away, but the details are starting to emerge like a Supreme in a coven. On Monday, creator Ryan Murphy tweeted the fourth season's title, after one of the show's writers revealed earlier that the theme would be a "carnival."

Murphy hasn't said much about the upcoming story yet, but had told Entertainment Weekly earlier this year that the story would be set in the '50s. 

Image: Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story"
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Jessica Lange was Supreme witch Fiona in "AHS" season three, but she'll be managing a freak show this fall.

"If you look historically at what happened in the year 1950, there's some more clues in that year. It's a period piece," he told the magazine. "Jessica Lange has already started practicing her German accent, so I'm very excited!"

Now, EW has a few more details:

  • The season will be set in Jupiter, Fla. 
  • Lange, who played a powerful witch in season three, will be back as a German ex-pat managing one of the last freak shows around.
  • Many of the previous seasons' stars will be back as performers in Lange's carnival, including Evan Peters, Frances Conroy, Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett.
  • Lange and her group will do anything to keep their "Freak Show" going.

"American Horror Story" returns to FX this fall.

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