Premieres: Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 10 p.m. on FX Stars: Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Michael Chiklis What to expect: The newest iteration of the anthology…
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Big FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show news. The fourth installment of horror anthology series suddenly has a premiere date, an official new description, and its first genuine teaser video.

First the date: AHS:FS will debut Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 10 p.m.

The official new description: “Freak Show begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952. A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.”

The freakiest thing about Freak Show may be that the show’s debut is less than two months away and until now there have been no official photos (save one in a snapshot tweet by co-creator Ryan Murphy) and no video. But here’s a super-short teaser, below, while the first official photos, I’m told, are likely coming later today. The season stars Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Michael Chiklis, and Angela Bassett.