Patti LaBelle Joins Freak Show

pattiPatti LaBelle is joining American Horror Story’s Freak Show.

The Grammy Hall of Famer has booked a four-episode stint on the series from Glee co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.

Season four of the series, subtitled Freak Show, will focus on the last American freak show and be set in Jupiter, Florida, in the 1950s, with Jessica Lange in the lead role. This time Lange will portray a German expat managing one of the last remaining freak shows in the country. Returning stars set for Freak Show include Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Gabourey Sidibe and Evan Peters, among others, as well as AHS newcomers Michael Chiklis, The Hunger Games’ Wes Bentley, Fargo’sJohn Carroll Lynch and The Normal Heart’s Finn Wittrock. Chiklis is playing Bassett’s husband and Bates’ ex-husband.

LaBelle will play a local townie who begins to unravel the deadly secrets of Twisty the clown killer and the mother of Sidibe’s character. LaBelle becomes the second pop icon to appear on the series. Stevie Nicks guest starred as herself and appeared as two episodes on Coven, the witchy third installment of American Horror Story.

American Horror Story will air on ELEVEN.

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