American Horror Story: Freak Show’s cast of characters


At Comic-Con, the American Horror Story creator, Ryan Murphy, finally gave details on casting and characters.

For the fourth season, Jessica Lange – who has become iconic for her roles in the first three seasons – will return as Elsa Mars. Sarah Paulson, who has also featured in every American Horror Story season so far, will be portraying Better and Dot, a dual role of Siamese twins. Evan Peters will also reprise a role in the anthology series.

American Horror Story‘s most recent series, Coven, focussed on a group of witches and Salem descendants who inhabit a small boarding school and was met with critical and commercial acclaim back when it was televised last year. As a result, Emma Roberts, Kathy Bates and Angela Basset (all of which debuted in Coven) are set to return too.

There is also new casting with Michael Chiklis begining his American Horror Story career in Freak Show, along with John Carroll Lynch whose casting was revealed via a leaked photo. 

See the full cast and characters below.

Jessica Lange – Elsa Mars
Emma Roberts – Maggie
Sarah Paulson – Bette and Dot
Michael Chiklis – Evan del Toreado
Kathy Bates – Ethel Darling
Angela Bassett – Desiree Dupre (del Toreado’s ex-wife)
Evan Peters –  Jimmy Darling (del Toreado’s son)


About Author

Film & English student, Deputy Editor of The Edge and President of FilmSoc. Likes FKA twigs, BANKS and other capitalised artists.

Leave A Reply