“American Horror Story” showrunner Ryan Murphy revealed the opening credits to the show’s fourth installment, “Freak Show,” on Twitter Wednesday and, unsurprisingly, it’s as disturbing as previous main titles.
The trailer uses twisted toys and creepy clowns to tease some of “Freak Show’s” upcoming content, with a carny twist on the opening sequence music. Comparable to previous opening titles, it clocks in at one minute.
“Freak Show” is set in Jupiter, Florida in 1952, when a “troupe of curiosities” arrives to town as a dark entity threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. It follows the performers and their journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.
“American Horror Story” veterans Jessica Lange, Frances Conroy, Evan Peters, Gabourey Sidibe, Emma Roberts and Dennis O’Hare also star. Newcomers include Michael Chiklis, Patti LaBelle, Finn Wittrock and John Carroll Lynch, with Matt Bomer and Wes Bentley set for guest appearances.
“American Horror Story: Freak Show” debuts with a 90-minute premiere Oct. 8 on FX.