Naomi Grossman to return to 'American Horror Story'

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 13, 2014, 08:50 AM IST
Naomi Grossman to return to 'American Horror Story'

 

Los Angeles: Actress Naomi Grossman will appear in 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'.

The actress will be reprising her 'Asylum' character Pepper in Freak Show, a first for the franchise, reportedly.

'American Horror Story' creator Ryan Murphy has revealed that 'Freak Show' will show "what happened to Pepper (in the 12 years) before she went to the asylum".

The new season stars Jessica Lange as German expatriate Elsa Mars, who is struggling to keep a Jupiter, Florida freak show running in 1952.

"What Elsa has done for 20 years is she goes around to hospitals and jails and rescues these 'freak' circus performers who are going to be shipped away to asylums and she signs the waivers and she becomes their guardians," Murphy said.
"We thought about it long and hard and we decided that it was interesting to do."

'American Horror Story: Freak Show' also includes franchise favourites Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Denis O'Hare, Evan Peters along with Jyoti Amge, world's shortest living woman from India.

John Carroll Lynch will portray Twisty, a murderous clown who serves as an antagonist for the season. 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' will premiere on October 8 in the US.