American Horror Story: Freak Show: Cher to join cast? & Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates win Emmys!

by Nick Barnes

Cher American Horror Story: Freak Show

A brand new American Horror Story: Freak Show trailer has surfaced online, featuring none other than musical legend, Cher.

It has been rumoured over the past few weeks that Cher may well make a cameo on the show, after Stevie Nicks secured herself a guest spot last season, but is this trailer the real deal?

At the moment, our thinking is that the new Freak Show trailer is fake, for a number of reasons. Head on inside to see why…

To begin with, the trailer has not been acknowledged by the new, FX, or even Ryan Murphy, so that’s one reason it could be fake. Another is that if Cher is indeed appearing in the trailer, it means that she has probably already been cast, and we’ve not heard anything about casting news either.

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When Stevie Nicks was cast on last year’s season of ‘Coven’, Ryan Murphy couldn’t wait to tell us about the casting news, and he’s done the same this year with any other new castings. Why wouldn’t he tell us about Cher?

And, the biggest pointer to this video being fake is that none of the cast members are ever featured in teaser trailers.

Last year, a number of generic teasers were released for Coven, and none of them featured the main cast members. The only time we saw the cast members being featured was in the season trailer, which was released a few weeks before the show airing on FX. Unfortunately, cast members aren’t featured in the teasers, which is the biggest accounting factor to this trailer being fake.

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We do hope that Ryan Murphy & co can get Cher to appear, but at the moment, it looks like this trailer is a fake, so don’t be duped by it, unless FX and Murphy come forward to announce that it is real.

It was only a few weeks back that we were all duped with the ‘Fallen Angel’ trailer, which turned out to be fan made, and it was very professionally done.

Elsewhere in other American Horror Story news, the show picked up two awards at last night’s Emmy awards, which we’re so happy about!

Jessica Lange picked up the ‘Lead Actress in a TV Miniseries of Movie’ category, whilst Kathy Bates won the award for her supporting role on Coven! Very well deserved awards, as well!

American Horror Story: Freak Show premieres on FX on October 8.

Nick Barnes

Nick is the Assistant Editor at Unreality TV, along with being a full-time Beyoncé obsessor! Email him at or catch him on Twitter @ImNickBarnes