‘American Horror Story’ Gains Wes Bentley as a Freak Show Guest
The fourth season of the horror anthology series American Horror Story will include a two-episode guest appearance from Hunger Games and American Beauty actor Wes Bentley. The upcoming season of the series will begin filming in mid-July, and is set at one of the last remaining freak shows in the U.S. in Florida in the early 1950s.
TVLine reports that Bentley’s character won’t be a part of the freak show, but will play a character named Eddie, “a dark tormentor from Kathy Bates’ past who’s hell-bent on revenge.” Bentley’s two episodes will be the series’ Halloween special, airing on October 21 and 28.
Aside from Bates, other actors returning to the show include Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, and Frances Conroy. International Business Times got some more details on the casting lineup. Michael Chiklis will play the strongman who was formerly married to Bates’ character and is currently married to Basset’s character. Denis O’Hare will play a “collector of freaks.” Evan Peters will be returning for his fourth year on the show as the son of Chiklis and Bates’ characters. Paulson’s character will be a Siamese twin, with two heads on one body. She tweeted a photo of herself as the character with the caption: “So excited to be playing Bette AND Dott this season. Two heads are better than one!” Emma Roberts and Gabourey Sidibe will also be returning to the series, though their roles in the new season are yet to be determined.