American Horror Story: Freakshow Extended Trailer

American Horror Story was first introduced to me about two years ago when I first moved to Los Angeles. It was when the second season had just started and I watched with a few friends, old and new. The premise of the second season was mildly interesting to me, taking place in an insane asylum run by the Catholic church. However, it failed to really grab my attention and I stopped watching after a couple of episodes. A year or so later when the show returned with American Horror Story: Coven, I became intrigued again, but decided to go back to the very first season instead. I really enjoyed American Horror Story: Murder House although I was annoyed by almost all of the characters at one point or another. Everyone was so goddamn stubborn and weak. Nevertheless, the writing got progressively better, the story kept getting weirder, and I kept coming back for more.

When I heard that the new season was going to take place in a circus freak show (or side show as it’s sometimes referred to), I was pretty excited. Freak shows always seemed so strange and forbidden, happening behind closed doors (or tent flaps). I almost flipped my shit when I saw this trailer today, which really sold it for me. Kathy Bates as a bearded lady?! Whatttttt?! And Jessica Lange in that huge striped dress with the train? I guess that means she’s the ring-mistress? Already, it seems like this could be the best season yet. Wes Bentley (American Beauty, The Hunger Games) is also appearing as a “tormentor of Bates’ character (The Bearded Lady), according to the Wikipedia for the show.

The synopsis says it’s going to take place in Jupiter, FL (why am I not surprised) and centers around the struggle of the freak show trying to stay in business while dark forces are acting upon them and the rest of the town. I wonder if they’re going to pay homage to the old black and white film Freaks with that famous “One of us!” scene? October cannot come fast enough.

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Penny Dreadful Update!

Episode 101

Ok, I am majorly missing Penny Dreadful once again, which is pretty bad since its only been two months. However, as I was looking to see if LA Weekly had done any posts on the series, I did come across the official Penny Dreadful production blog! So here’s another delightful resource to check-in on, especially when Season 2 starts up.

http://blog.penny-dreadful.com/

The blog has a lot of the videos from the YouTube channel, but also includes news articles about the series and production stills too.

Upon checking Christopher King’s Twitter @ChrisWKing, I also saw a few tweets from Aisha Tyler (Archer) @AishaTyler, who recently visited the set in Ireland. 

Aisha Tyler on Penny Dreadful?

While she has been an avid fan of the show, which led to her moderating the Comic-Con panel, I’d like to speculate that there might be more going on than just a tour of the set. This photo in particular made me wonder if she will have a guest appearance, perhaps as a dead body?! 

Only time will tell and there is still so much time left until Season 2, said to be premiering in August 2015. Until then I’ll be lounging in my pajamas with Dorian Gray, Vanessa Ives, and the whole gang while I re-watch Season 1. #dreadful