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American Horror Story: Freak Show characters revealed

Take a look at the colourful new character posters.

American Horror Story: Freak Show

A set of character images have been released for American Horror Story: Freak Show.

The image set give you the first real glimpse at the main characters for the new season. We’ve also rounded up all we know about the characters so you can swot up before the show arrives in October.

Emma Roberts plays Maggie Esmerelda and is a con artist along with Stanley (Denis O’Hare), and she has everyone believing she has a real talent to see the future.

Angela Bassett plays Desiree Dupree who has three breasts.

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Evan Peters plays Jimmy Darling and he’s got two clawed/lobster-like hands. He tries to keep everything in check for Elsa (Jessica Lange).

Kathy Bates plays Ethel Darling who is the ex-wife of Dell and a bearded lady. Back in her prime she was a real circus star, until she fell pregnant and had her son. Shortly after giving birth, she turned to a life of drink, and it’s Elsa who found her and brought her back to the circus.

Finn Wittrock plays Dandy Mott and he’s not really a freak but wants to join the circus as its where he feels at home.

Frances Conroy plays Gloria Mott the mother to Dandy. She’s not happy at all about the fact that Dandy wants to join the Freak Show, and she will do anything to ensure that he doesn’t.

Jessica Lange plays the role of Elsa Mars. Elsa is a German ex-pat who runs one of the last remaining Freak Shows in America. Her Freak Show has been bombing for some time now, and it’s just not bringing the punters in anymore, as the carnival acts are seen as lower than sewer rats. Elsa regularly makes her way around to different jails and hospitals to try and pick up new acts for her Freak Show.

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Michael Chiklis plays Dell Toledo the ‘strong man’ at the Freak Show, and when he turns up, he tries to push Jimmy Darling out of the way to be able to take over as the ring leader/male leader of the Freak Show.

Sarah Paulson plays Bette and Dot the conjoined twins.

Wes Bentley plays Edward Mordrake and he has two faces – a seemingly normal face on the front of his head, and an evil face lurking at the back of his head.

American Horror Story: Freak Show premieres Tuesday 21st October 10pm, First on FOX. Take a look at the character images:

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