Earlier this year, it was announced that the star of The Shield, Michael Chiklis, was going to join the cast of American Horror Story: Freak Show. Up until this point, all we knew about the show was that it will be set in Jupiter, Florida, in 1950. Jessica Lang will play a German ex-Pat managing one of the last remaining freak shows in the country. It was also revealed that Sarah Paulson is taking the the part of a two headed woman named Bette and Dot. As for Chiklis, it was originally revealed that he will be playing the father of Evan Peter's character, and the ex-husband of Kathy Bates' character. Thanks to TV Line, we have a little more information for you about his character.
Creator Ryan Murphy told the site that the actor will be playing "a strong man who’s married to Angela Bassett['s character. He has scenes with Angela and Jessica Lange and [onscreen ex] Kathy Bates. I love the part because it’s really written to be quite vulnerable, which is something I think Michael does so well – the strong man who’s vulnerable. I’m very excited to see [him] tussle with all those great ladies. And he’s really up for it, really excited about it.”
Chiklis is perfect for this part! It's so cool that he will be playing a strong man. I love this series, and I'm curious to see the insanity that they are going to bring to the fourth installment of the horror anthology series.