By Emily Blake
Updated September 16, 2014 at 12:00 PM EDT
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American Horror Story has added another act to its freak show.

The Nine Lives of Chloe King star Skyler Samuels has landed a recurring role on the upcoming fourth season of the horror anthology, EW has confirmed. There aren’t many details on Samuels’ role, but The Hollywood Reporter describes her character as “a local who finds herself in a tough situation.”

American Horror Story: Freak Show, which premieres Oct. 8 at 10 p.m. on FX, follows Elsa Mars (played by AHS alum Jessica Lange) and her group of, well, freaky circus performers and their ill-fated arrival in Jupiter, Fla, in the 1950s. Also returning are Emma Roberts and Denis O’Hare, who play a couple of con artists; Sarah Paulson, who plays conjoined twins; Angela Bassett, who plays a performer with three breasts; Kathy Bates, who plays a bearded woman; Frances Conroy, a woman whose son wants to join the freak show; and Evan Peters, whose character Ryan Murphy calls “the big man on campus.”

Speaking to EW, Murphy teased that there will be some stark differences between Freak Show and Coven. “This season, once you die, you’re dead,” he said. “There’s no supernatural thing to bring you back like last year. It’s just completely new. It feels completely new.”