What would make the provocative and creepy FX series, American Horror Story, even better? Placing all of its characters in an insane asylum for its second season. The show’s co-creator, Ryan Murphy, recently revealed some major details regarding the hit show’s sophomore year, which will take place in a completely different era than season one.
During a panel at the TV Academy in North Hollywood on April 18, Murphy explained that the second season of AHS will take place at an East Coast institution for the criminally insane and will be run by Jessica Lange’s character. Murphy also revealed the show’s time period, stating, “It’s a completely different world and has nothing to do with Season 1; there’s not a mention of Season 1…The second season is set in a completely different time period.”
As for the cast, Murphy alluded to the idea of seeing more familiar faces from the show’s debut season, explaining that some people will be back and have not been announced yet. The creator stated, “The idea is to work with actors that you love and are excited by. The second season, everybody who was announced, there will be other people up on this stage who are not announced who will also be in it but are playing the polar opposite of what they were in the first season in every way.”
The rest of the individuals in attendance with Murphy on Wednesday included, Connie Britton (Vivienne), Dylan McDermott (Ben), Dennis O’Hare (Larry), Evan Peters (Tate), Zachary Quinto (Chad), Jessica Lange (Constance), Lily Rabe (Nora), and the show’s other creator, Brad Falchuk.
Maybe there is hope that Britton and McDermott will return after all! I really hope that they make an appearance because I really enjoy both actors, especially Britton who has been my favorite since she played Tammy Taylor on Friday Night Lights.
Murphy went on to describe Adam Levine and his involvement with the upcoming season, explaining that the musician immediately jumped aboard when he heard about the role.
I cannot wait. There are so many possibilities and so many things that the show’s creators and writers can go with at a insane asylum, which was exactly where I was hoping the season would take place. Are you excited about season 2?