'American Horror Story: Freak Show' gets premiere date

'American Horror Story: Freak Show' gets premiere date
Jessica Lange as Fiona in a scene from "American Horror Story: Coven." (Michele K. Short / AP)

Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, FX has set the premiere date for "American Horror Story: Freak Show."

The fourth installment of the FX anthology series will roll out on Oct. 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

As the name implies, this season will set its horror sights on one of the last remaining freak shows, operating circa 1950 in Jupiter, Fla. Playing in the AHS repertory are Jessica Lange as a German expatriate who manages the consortium and Sarah Paulson as conjoined sisters, as well as Michael Chiklis as a strongman of the freak show -- among others.

The news comes in the days leading up to a big night for the Ryan Murphy-Brad Falchuk drama. The third season, "American Horror Story: Coven," received 17 Emmy nominations, including best miniseries and several acting nominations.

When we spoke to Paulson ahead of Emmy nominations, she had already begun production on the fourth installment and, though she kept a tight lip with details, she noted that she did have some say with her character.

"I did make a request about this character,"

. "And [Ryan] did give it to me." Maybe now we can figure out what that meant.

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