'American Horror Story' Season 4 Title Revealed

Showrunner Ryan Murphy broke the news Monday on Twitter.
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Ryan Murphy on the set of "Coven"

American Horror Story co-creator Ryan Murphy has announced the subtitle of the FX anthology's fourth season.

The showrunner broke his Twitter hiatus Monday to reveal that the next installment of the series will be titled American Horror Story: Freak Show.

The new title comes as little surprise after AHS writer Douglas Petrie confirmed that the next incarnation of the series will be set in a spooky carnival.

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When asked if the drama would focus on a "carnival" theme, Petrie confirmed the concept. "Very roughly, that's the idea," he told panelists Moira Kirland (Arrow, Castle) and Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett (Syfy's upcoming 12 Monkeys) during a Nerdist Writers Panel podcast.

Murphy previously announced that season four will take place in the 1950s, further narrowing the overall concept of the season, which is poised to be the final run for star Jessica Lange. Additional casting announcements have not yet been made. The creators and a handful of players from the repertory cast are set for the March 28 AHS panel at PaleyFest, where last year Murphy announced the third season concept and Coven subtitle.

Freak Show follows AHS' Murder House, Asylum and Coven runs and debuts in October on FX. 

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