facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

'American Horror Story' adds John Carroll Lynch as villain

The character reportedly rivals Rubber Man, Bloody Face and Minotaur in terms of creepiness.
By Annie Martin   |   July 29, 2014 at 2:22 PM   |   Comments

1 of 7
| License Photo
SAN DIEGO, July 29 (UPI) -- John Carroll Lynch has joined the cast of American Horror Story: Freak Show.

The 50-year-old actor will portray a core villain on the fourth season of the series. Lynch is known for his role as Norm Gunderson in the movie Fargo, and Bud Morris on medical drama Body of Proof.

American Horror Story executive producer Tim Minear announced the casting at the program's San Diego Comic-Con debut over the weekend. He said Lynch's villain will rival Murder House's Rubber Man, Asylum's Bloody Face and Coven's Minotaur, and is guaranteed to "scare the [expletive] out of you."

Several cast members accompanied Minear to the event, and revealed their character names for the new season. Freak Show takes place in Jupiter, Fla. in 1950, and stars Jessica Lange as freak show manager and German expatriate Elsa Mars, Sarah Paulson as Siamese twins Bette and Dot Tattler, Michael Chiklis as strongman performer Wendell del Toredo, Angela Bassett as Wendell's wife Desiree Dupree, Kathy Bates as Wendell's ex-wife Ethel Darling, Evan Peters as Wendell and Ethel's son Jimmy Darling and Emma Roberts as Maggie. Frances Conroy, Gabourey Sidibe, Denis O'Hare, Jamie Brewer and Finn Wittrock also appear.

American Horror Story: Freak Show premieres in October, and Minear described the season as "Douglas Sirk meets Zodiac." Creator Ryan Murphy has said it has "a little bit more humor and a little bit more camp" than Asylum, but a darker tone than Coven.

Follow @littlemannie and @UPI on Twitter.
© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
'Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' stars reunite at America Ferrera's NYC show 'Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' stars reunite at America Ferrera's NYC show
2
Missy Elliott shows off dramatic weight loss in NYC Missy Elliott shows off dramatic weight loss in NYC
3
'Glee' star Matthew Morrison weds in Hawaii 'Glee' star Matthew Morrison weds in Hawaii
4
Preview Kim Kardashian on '2 Broke Girls' Preview Kim Kardashian on '2 Broke Girls'
5
Watch Jason Momoa's impressive 'Game of Thrones' audition tape Watch Jason Momoa's impressive 'Game of Thrones' audition tape
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback