‘American Horror Story’ season 4 spoilers: Ryan Murphy drops setting hint

Want to find out some more good scoop on “American Horror Story” season 4? We certainly understand, and you are joining a rather hefty crowd of people with the request. Earlier this season, Ryan Murphy teased that we would not have to wait nearly as long before finding out some more news on the story ahead. Now, he seems to be making good on that promise.

Speaking in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, the prolific showrunner dropped some of his first major hints on the story ahead, and also gave us some pretty substantial clues to go on when it comes to what the story’s setting is going to be:

“It’s set in 1950. If you look historically what happened in the year 1950, there’s some more clues in that year. It’s a period piece. We try and do the opposite of what we’ve done before. Jessica Lange has already started practicing her German accent so I’m very excited!”

So what sort of events were going on at that time? We can think a good bit about McCarthy and the Korean War, but the real part of this that throws us for a loop is what Murphy says about Lange practicing an accent. That little nugget of information makes almost everything surrounding it much harder to pin down. What we can at least confirm for now based on some past remarks is that this is going to be the last season for Lange on the show, as the actress is moving on to do some other things. Personally, we’re surprised that Murphy managed to find a way to get Lange, who is considered to be one of the most-esteemed actresses of the past several decades, to do four seasons of this show in the first place.

There is a new episode of “American Horror Story” on tonight, and we will have a preview for the next installment not long after it airs.

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