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New 'American Horror Story' series announced

By Lisa Respers France, CNN
March 25, 2014 -- Updated 1709 GMT (0109 HKT)
According to reports, Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett and Sarah Paulson are set to return for the new season of "American Horror Story," which creator <a href='https://twitter.com/MrRPMurphy/status/448145257918513153' target='_blank'>Ryan Murphy tweeted</a> will be titled "American Horror Story: Freak Show." The four are fresh off the most recent season of "American Horror Story," in which they played powerful witches. Their performances put them on our list of celebrated witches in pop culture. According to reports, Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett and Sarah Paulson are set to return for the new season of "American Horror Story," which creator Ryan Murphy tweeted will be titled "American Horror Story: Freak Show." The four are fresh off the most recent season of "American Horror Story," in which they played powerful witches. Their performances put them on our list of celebrated witches in pop culture.
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • "American Horror Story" creator tweets about new season
  • EW says it will focus on a group of "unusuals"
  • Fans are already tweeting about the new season

(CNN) -- Get ready to be freaked out, "American Horror Story" fans.

Creator Ryan Murphy used his Twitter account to announce that the latest in the anthology series, tweeting simply "AMERICAN HORROR STORY SEASON FOUR" with a picture that read "Freak Show."

Entertainment Weekly reports that the show will be set in Jupiter, Florida, in 1950 and that the series "finds Jessica Lange playing a German ex-pat who is managing one of the last freak shows in the U.S. Her group of 'unusuals'? Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, and Frances Conroy all play performers whom Lange's character has rescued; Denis O'Hare and Emma Roberts are also in talks to return."

Fans are already excited, and the show is not set to premiere on FX until the fall. "AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW OH MY GOD I CANNOT WAIT FOR SEASON 4," one person tweeted, while another offered "American Horror Story: Coven was so terrible, I may not even watch Freak Show. Oh hell, who am I kidding? Of course I'm going to watch it."

The first season, "American Horror Story: Murder House," was set in 2011 in Los Angeles and followed a family that moved into a haunted house. Season 2 was titled "American Horror Story: Asylum" and followed a group of residents in an asylum for the criminally insane in Massachusetts in 1964.

Season 3, "American Horror Story: Coven," was set in New Orleans in the 19th and 21st centuries and followed the story of a group of witches and voodoo priestesses.

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