“Edward Mordrake, Pt 1” (10/22/14) – The Freaks refuse to perform on Halloween due to an old carny superstition. Meanwhile, Jimmy is smitten by a woman claiming to be a fortuneteller, and Ethel receives life-changing news.
This episode was written by James Wong and directed by Michael Uppendahl.
“American Horror Story: Freak Show” begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952. A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.
Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Dante Di Loreto, Tim Minear, Jennifer Salt, James Wong and Brad Buecker are Executive Producers of American Horror Story: Freak Show. It is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television.
The last incarnation of the anthology, “American Horror Story: Coven,” averaged 7.1 million Total Viewers and 5 million Adults 18-49, ranking it among the Top 20 shows in all of television (broadcast and cable) and Top 5 in cable in delivery of Adults 18-49.
The “American Horror Story” franchise continues to be an Emmy magnet, as “Coven” received 17 nominations, including Outstanding Miniseries. Other major nominations for “Coven” include Executive Producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk for Outstanding Writing; Jessica Lange and Sarah Paulson for Outstanding Lead Actress; Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates and Frances Conroy for Outstanding Supporting Actress; and Alfonso Gomez-Rejon for Outstanding Directing. The three incarnations of AHS – “American Horror Story,” “American Horror Story: Asylum,” and “American Horror Story: Coven” – each have received 17 nominations, bringing the franchise total to 51 nominations.