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Series creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk are planning a “carnival” theme for their hotly anticipated fourth season of “American Horror Story”. The creative duo has already introduced a haunted house, scary asylum and a coven of witches that propelled the series to cult status among horror fans. This time round it seems we are in for a terrifying trip involving carnies and their creepy stories. While nothing has been officially announced about what can be expected for the upcoming season of the FX anthology show, writer Douglas Petrie confirmed the rumor during the Nerdist Writers Panel podcast. When asked if the drama would focus on a “carnival” theme, Petrie told the panelists:

“Very roughly, that’s the idea,”

Creepy Carnival Premise Confirmed for 'American Horror Story' Season 4

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Also see: ‘American Horror Story’ Season 4 Subtitle, Logo and Cast Revealed

Sadly, Jessica Lang will be bowing out when season four is completed. I am sure that Murphy and Falchuk will give her a proper send-off with the portrayal of one of their twisted characters. Back in January Murphy revealed  the fourth season will be set in the 1950, he also mentioned that it will be a “period piece”.

We are excited to see what they’ve come up with for Lang, Murphy said:

“Jessica Lange has already started practicing her German accent so I’m very excited!”

“Coven” is one of FX’s most successful shows, raking in an average of 4 million viewers per episode, beating previous seasons “Asylum” at 2.5 million and “Murder House” at 2.9 million. The “Coven” premiere boasts as the second best series broadcast of all time for FX, raking in 5.54 million viewers back in October 2013. The “American Horror Story” franchise is also the third best scripted drama in basic cable, behind AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and “Breaking Bad”.

The upcoming fourth installment of “AHS” is expected to debut in October.

Sources: Nerdist Writers Panel (via avclub.com)

"American Horror Story: Freak Show" Poster (via FX)

“American Horror Story: Freak Show” Poster (via FX)