The series premiere of Feud: Bette and Joan (FX, Sundays, 10/9C) is the story of one of Hollywood’s greatest feuds – that between Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) and Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) as they made Whatever Happened to Baby Jane (the only time they ever worked together).
It’s also the story of how these two fading stars fought misogyny, sexism and ageism in Hollywood while trying to extend their careers and retain their hard won fame.
The Gambler is a remake of the 1974 classic about a man with an addiction to gambling – to the point of endangering his life. In this version, a university professor gets in deep with three very deadly members of the gambling underworld. This version has a unique take on character that, just barely, allows for the possibility of a hopeful (if not necessarily happy) finale.
American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX, Wednesdays, 10/9C) is built around a once proud freak show that has settled into the community of Jupiter, Florida in hopes of building a destination attraction that can survive the inroads being made by television. Things are complicated by a series of gruesome murders that may, or may not, be connected with the show.
While it certainly doesn’t give anything away plot-wise, the first official extended trailer for FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show certainly gives us a good look at many of the show’s characters. Does it look a wee bit freaky? Yes, yes it does.
Check it out after the jump. American Horror Story: Freak Show premieres on October 8th.
The latest iteration of American Horror Story – American Horror Story: Freak Show – will premiere on Wednesday, October 8th (10/9C).
The new season is set in a sleepy Florida hamlet called Jupiter, in 1952. A traveling freak show has arrived in town – just as a strange, dark entity emerges that will threaten townsfolk and freaks alike. American Horror Story: Freak Show is the tale of the struggle for survival ‘amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.’
The Ryan Murphy Repertory Horror Theater Players – regulars Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Frances Conroy, Dennis O’Hare, Lily Rabe and Jamie Brewer, along with newcomers Kathy Bates, Emma Roberts and Angela Bassett – have once again convened to dazzle, delight and horrify in equal measure in American Horror story: coven (FX, Wednesdays, 10/9C).
Over the course of her career, Jessica Lange has done it all – good girls, bad girls, mad girls, brave girls, scared girls, women who have displayed every emotional shade one can imagine. On American Horror Story: Asylum (FX, Wednesdays, 10/9C), she plays Sister Jude – a character with an unusual past, more unusual present and a potentially harrowing future (though with Ryan Murphy, you can never tell).
On Friday, she spoke with a number of journalists/bloggers about the course Sister Jude has taken over the series’ second season/storyline – as well as how she works and what one of her favorite scenes has been, this season. She also spoke, with some enthusiasm, about collaborating with Ryan Murphy. That enthusiasm is contagious and it’s easy to see how much she is enjoying her sojourn on American Horror Story.
On last week’s episode of American Horror story [FX, Wednesdays, 10/9C], we learned that the horribly disfigured Larry Harry – aka Larry the Burn Guy – had been lying to Ben Harmon from the beginning.
Shortly thereafter, I had the opportunity to take part in a conference call Q&A with the actor who plays Larry, Denis O’Hare. He talked about the revelation, teased further developments and discussed how he approaches the role.
American Horror Story [FX, Wednesdays, 10/9C] is one of the most anticipated new shows of the season. From Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk [the madmen/geniuses who gave us Nip/Tuck and Glee], the series is about a family who have moved into a beautiful old house to try to repair the damage done after the husband has an affair – and the beautiful old house is haunted!
Dylan McDermott [The Practice], Connie Britton [Friday Night Lights], Jessica Lange [Grey Gardens] and Denis O’Hare [True Blood] star.
Check out the first five minutes of the premiere following the jump.
FX’s new family drama [as in a drama about a family, as opposed to a drama the whole family can watch], American Horror Story – starring Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott and Jessica Lange – has an official trailer and an official poster – both odd and disturbing.