New details for the second season of FX‘s serialized-anthology American Horror Story has arrived, with co-creator Ryan Murphy claiming that it will be “the Jessica Lange show.” Worried? Excited? Read on!
With Jessica Lange already onboard for an all-new part in the horror anthology’s second season, here’s what Murphy had to say about her role — and why the new season is firmly based around her character:
“We have designed the second season of American Horror Story completely around her character. Last year Jessica came in with Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott. This will really be the Jessica Lange show so I’m very excited about it. We are designing this amazing new opposite of the Constance character for her. She and I have spoken about different things. She has a lot of ideas, and has a lot of input into her character. She told me some things she has always wanted to play as an actress. She’s a great collaborator and a great friend.”
As for who else from Season 1 will be returning? We know that a few more actors have signed, but Murphy is staying mum on their identities for now — though plans to cough up their names on Friday at the annual PaleyFest in Beverly Hills. Potential returnees could be Denis O’Hare (Larry Harvey), Evan Peters (Tate Langdon), and Frances Conroy (Moira O’Hara).
Though it’s worth noting that Frances Conroy has a leading role in NBC’s ambitious drama pilot Beautiful People. If that gets picked up, I’d think it unlikely she’d have a large role in AHS Season 2, but we’ll see who gets confirmed.
What else?: Season 2 will be located on the East Coast and will involve a horror institution.
We’ll be sure to keep you posted on AHS Season 2 news as it develops.