THR reports that Grammy Hall of Famer Patti LaBelle has booked a four-episode stint on the anthology series “American Horror Story” from “Glee” co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.
Season four of the series, subtitled “Freak Show,” will focus on the last American freak show and be set in Jupiter, Fla., in the 1950s, with Jessica Lange in the lead role.
The Emmy winner will portray a German expat managing one of the last remaining freak shows in the country.
Returning stars set for “Freak Show” include Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Gabourey Sidibe and Evan Peters, among others, as well as “AHS” newcomers Michael Chiklis, The Hunger Games‘ Wes Bentley, “Fargo’s” John Carroll Lynch and The Normal Heart‘s Finn Wittrock. Chiklis is playing Bassett’s husband and Bates’ ex-husband.
LaBelle will play a local townie who begins to unravel the deadly secrets of Twisty the clown killer, the mother of Sidibe’s character.
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