"American Horror Story" season 4 title revealed

Director/executive producer Ryan Murphy speaks onstage during the "The Normal Heart" panel discussion at the HBO portion of the 2014 Winter Television Critics Association tour at the Langham Hotel on Jan. 9, 2014, in Pasadena, California. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Ready to be freaked out by a new season of "American Horror Story"?

You're in luck -- the subtitle for the fourth installment of the anthology series has been announced, and it's "American Horror Story: Freak Show."

Series co-creator Ryan Murphy broke the news via Twitter on Monday.


The revelation comes after "AHS" writer Douglas Petrie confirmed season 4 would have a carnival theme.

"Very roughly, that's the idea," he said last week during the Nerdiest Writers Panel podcast.

Little else is known about the season as of yet, save for previous tidbits shared by Murphy -- it will be set in 1950 and Jessica Lange (returning for what she says will be her final season) "has already started practicing her German accent."

"American Horror Story: Freak Show" will premiere on FX in October.

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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