We’re getting closer to the October 8th premiere date for FX‘s American Horror Story: Freak Show. What delightfully horrific stories will we see in this latest season? Michael Chiklis joins the cast this season that includes Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Gadbourey Sidibe, Emma Roberts, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett, and Denis O’Hare. Click through to check out Kathy Bates in all her bearded glory!
Check out the trailer below:
Just so you don’t have to rewind that trailer, here’s a screen capture of Kathy Bates with that bushy beard.
Chiklis plays the Freak Show Strong Man who was married to Kathy Bates’ Bearded Lady. Evan Peters plays their son and a performer in the show. Sarah Paulson will play the conjoined twins Bette and Dot.
That’s certainly going to be interesting to watch. The first four episode titles are out:
Monsters Among Us
Massacres and Matiness
Edward Mondrake (Part 1)
Edward Mondrake (Part 2)
Who might Edward Mondrake be? A quick Google gives us this:
Edward Mordake was the name given to an apocryphal 19th-century heir to an unspecified English peerage who was said to have suffered from a form of Diprosopus. According to sources, he had, on the back of his head, an extra face which could neither eat nor speak out loud, although it was described as being able to laugh and cry. Edward reportedly begged doctors to have his “demon face” removed, claiming that it whispered to him at night, but no doctor would attempt it. He committed suicide in his 23rd year.
While the name is slightly changed Wes Bentley is believed to be playing the Mondrake and reported to be:
A mysterious man named Eddie. He’s described as a “dark tormentor” who is connected to Kathy Bates’ character. It’s very likely that Eddie and Edward Mordrake are one and the same.
Will this Eddie be based off the mythical Mordrake? People still argue whether or not he ever existed at all or is just another urban legend.
Will you be tuning in?