TV News – Michael Chiklis joins American Horror Story

Michael Chiklis is going to be in the Freak Show…

Creator of AHS, Ryan Murphy, announced that Michael Chiklis will join returning cast members Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Basset, Frances Conroy and fan-favorite Jessica Lange as part of the “AHS” Paleyfest panel on Friday.

Chiklis will play the former husband of Kathy Bates’ character and father of Evan Peters’ character in the fourth-season incarnation of “American Horror Story.”  As previously announced, the 13 episode series, titled Freak Show, is set in Jupiter, Florida, in 1950.  Jessica Lange, for whom it is her final series, plays a German ex-pat who is managing one of the last freak shows in the U.S. and her group of “unusuals” all play performers whom Lange’s character has rescued. 

Chiklis starred in the edgy cop show “The Shield” that put FX on the map from 2002 to 2008 as well as No Ordinary Family and Vegas.

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