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'American Horror Story' Season 4 Is Going Darker

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'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Is Going Darker This Season | FX

Ryan Murphy's "American Horror Story" series is known for pushing boundaries and scaring the hell out of viewers, and it looks like his latest installment is preparing to pack on the weird.

FX CEO John Landgraf attended the TCAs this week and said fans of the show can expect a darker Season 4 than what they saw with "American Horror Story: Coven." “Some years it’s going to be big and bright and brash and campy the way 'Coven' is," Landgraf said. "Other years it’s going to be dark and brooding -- like 'Asylum' was. I guess I would put 'Freak Show' half-way in between the two. It’s got a little bit more humor and a little bit more camp, but its got a brooding period feel to it also."

"Freak Show" is set to premiere in October and Murphy is bringing back stars Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson and Kathy Bates for the fourth go-around of the horror series. Taking place in Florida in the '50s, Landgraf promises the newest season has a very different look from what we've seen so far. "The characters are really distinctive, really original, some are really strange," Landgraf said, "but I think really compelling, I love what I’ve read so far.”

Speaking of strange, if this set photo of Paulson playing conjoined twins Bette and Dot is anything to go by, we think anyone worried Murphy was losing his touch when it comes to terror should just relax. He's still got it.

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