Pepper, played by Naomi Grossman, was a favorite character for many on American Horror Story: Asylum. She was rumored to return to AHS when an unofficial call sheet was released over the summer and she has now been confirmed to return.
This is the first time that a previous AHS character has returned for a different season. Freak Show takes place twelve years prior to Asylum. Murphy told the EW that, "is sort of like what happened to Pepper before she went to the asylum".
American Horror Story: Freak Show premieres Oct. 8 at 10 p.m. ET on FX.