Producer Ryan Murphy is adding another show-stopping attraction to the growing exhibition that is “American Horror Story: Freak Show.”
Diva extraordinaire Patti LaBelle will bring her “New Attitude” to the the award-winning FX series, though sadly, not with her singing.
Instead, the Grammy Award Hall of Famer will flex her acting chops as the mother of Gabourey Sidibe’s character, a townie in 1952 Jupiter, Fla., who discovers the secrets of Twisty the clown killer.
LaBelle, who most recently appeared in Fela! and After Midnight on Broadway, will join “American Horror” alums Sidibe, Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, and Evan Peters in the hit show’s fourth season, which premieres in October.
The show’s coming season has an entirely new storyline and setting. Following season three’s Coven, which followed a group of descendants of the Salem witches, the fourth season will focus on the last American freak show in the 1950s.
This week, Murphy also announced the addition of Jyoti Amge, the world’s smallest woman, to the cast of the show.