American Horror Story: Freak Show comes to a close this week with the season finale "Curtain Call". Many fans are already look forward to what the season may focus on next. During FX's TCA Winter Tour presentation this weekend, FX CEO John Landgraf revealed that he does know the premise of Season 5, teasing that it will be a "large reinvention" of the entire series. Here's what Landgraf had to say about Season 5 of American Horror Story.
"I know what it is, but I can't [say]. I have to let [series boss] Ryan [Murphy] do his thing on that. But it's very different. One of the things I love so much about that is that it can be radically, radically reinvented in terms of tone, setting, period, characters, cast. I think there's going to be an unusually large reinvention in between Book 4 and Book 5 relative to, say, between Book 3 [Coven] and 4 [Freak Show]."
One of the big questions swirling around Season 5 is whether or not Emmy-winning actress Jessica Lange will return. The actress has revealed in the past that Season 4 will be her last, although it was never confirmed. John Landgraf wouldn't add any casting details, revealing it's too early for that at this time.
"Ryan is really, really independent in how he makes these shows and what he does. So I know the setting, I know something about the characters and something about the tone and the time period, but I don't actually know the cast yet."
John Landgraf did say that he hopes Season 5 will be set in present day, following the pattern of odd-numbered seasons 1 (Murder House) and 3 (Coven) using a modern-day setting, with the even-numbered seasons 2 (Asylum) and 4 (Freak Show) employing period settings. It's worth noting that series creator Ryan Murphy confirmed in October that every season of the show is connected in some ways, so it's possible we may get more of that in Season 5.