Photo: World's Smallest Woman Joins Cast of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW
Ryan Murphy took to Twitter to reveal a new cast member for the highly anticipated fourth season FX's AMERICAN HORROR STORY. The world's shortest woman, Jyoti Amge, will be featured in the newest installment titled 'Freak Show.'
Born in India, thye 20-year-old is just over 2 feet tall and has been named the world's shortest woman by both the Guiness and Limca books of world records. The actress has appeared in the 2009 documentary Body Shock as well as on an Indian reality TV show.
Murphy tweeted a photo of Amge and her co-star Jessica Lange, along with the caption "Jessica and our newest cast member Jyoti Amge...the world's smallest woman"
Last season of the show picked up 17 Emmy nominations on July 10th, making it this year's third-most nominated series. Series creator Ryan Murphy told the Los Angeles Times that he believes the show's success is due to the recent popularity of the anthology approach to TV storytelling. "I think that people like that format," he said. "I think people like a beginning, middle and end. I think it's a fun way to watch. With binge-viewing really taking off in our society, I think it's the perfect sort of storytelling for the culture we live in now. We see that reflected on all those nominations, people like it. And I think we'll be seeing more of it."
Set in Jupiter, Florida, in 1950, Freak Show will feature AHS alum Jessica Lange portraying a German ex-pat who is managing one of the last freak shows in the U.S.
Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, and Frances Conroy will all appear as performers rescued by Lange's character.
Freak Show is set to air this October on FX.