Hot off the American Horror Story: Freak Show plot details , we're rounding up the announced cast  of the next season — including all the latest stars that creator Ryan Murphy announced  at PaleyFest and this week's new addition: The Hunger Games' Wes Bentley. FX's horror hit is never the same two seasons in a row, but it does feature some of the same actors in new roles , and we already know Sarah Paulson's new look is quite unique . Take a look at who is coming to town for the Freak Show!
Kathy Bates, who played the evil Madame Delphine LaLaurie on Coven, will return as a member of the freak show. What "freak" she'll play remains to be seen.
Angela Bassett, aka Coven's Marie Laveau, will also return to the show, this time as a member of the troupe.
Series regular Sarah Paulson is also on board for the fourth season. She's playing conjoined twins  Bette and Dot, members of the freak show.
Evan Peters, who has appeared in every season of American Horror Story, will play a "freak" that Lange has rescued.
Also returning is Frances Conroy, who will play yet another in Lange's group of "unusuals."
Denis O'Hare will return as "a collector of freaks," according to Vulture . Of his relationship with Lange's character, he hinted, "We’ll have lots of scenes with each other, but we’ll be battling."
Emma Roberts, who appeared for the first time last season, is also in talks to return in an unknown role.
Jessica Lange, the queen bee of American Horror Story, is returning (for what may be her final season ) as a German expat who has taken her freak show to Jupiter, FL.
Ryan Murphy announced that Michael Chiklis is joining the cast  at PaleyFest. This will be Chiklis's first time in the series, and he'll play Evan Peters's father and Kathy Bates's ex-husband.
Jamie Brewer, who played Nan in Coven, will appear in season four.
Gabourey Sidibe  has signed on for Freak Show. This will be her second season of American Horror Story in a row.
The Hunger Games' Wes Bentley will appear  on the show's two-part Halloween  episode as "Eddie, a dark tormentor from Kathy Bates’ past who is hell-bent on revenge."