Pepper The Pinhead Returning For “American Horror Story: Freak Show”


The latest rumor surrounding American Horror Story: Freak Show is that a fan-favorite character from a past season is making a comeback.

Pepper, the microcephalic woman in American Horror Story: Asylum, is returning for Season 4 according to an Argentinian fan site’s leaked call sheet for the upcoming season’s first episode.

It would make a lot of sense for Pepper (played by non-pinhead Naomi Grossman) to return, since she was inspired by real-life sideshow performer Schlitzie, immortalized in Tod Browning’s  1932 classic Freaks. American Horror Story: Freak Show is set a decade before Asylum, so this could easily be Pepper’s back story.

american horror storyOther name on the call sheet include Christopher Neiman as “Salty” and Ben Woolf as “Meep,” John Carroll Lynch (The Americans) as playing “Twisted Clown,” Jay Caputo as the head acrobat, Erika Ervin as playing “Amazon Eve.”

Meryl Streep offspring Grace Gummer—who played a young witch in a Coven flashbackis listed as “Penny, the Candy Striper.”

And some cast members we already knew about finally have names: Jessica Lange’s character will be Elsa Mars, Kathy Bates will play Ethel Darling and Evan Peters will play her son, Jimmy Darling.

h/t: BuzzSugar

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