‘American Horror Story’ season 2 scoop: Jessica Lange details revealed

She will be running the institution

So far there have not been a lot of details released about season two of ‘American Horror Story’, but little by little co-creator Ryan Murphy is giving us a few juicy tidbits to munch on until the premiere.

In February, Murphy said that season two will take place in a ‘horror institution’ that will be located on the East Coast.  ‘Horror Institution’ can mean a lot of things, so Murphy has decided to elaborate – but just a little bit.  He said: “[Season two] is set on the East Coast at an institution for the criminally insane.”

In season one in an episode called ‘Birth’ a medium (Sarah Paulson) commented on how asylums and prisons are typically pools of negative energy that feed off of tragic events and anger.  Now Murphy has set up season two in an institution – is this coincidence or foreshadowing?

Many of the original cast members will be returning for season two, but no one will be playing the same character they played in the first season.  Fan favorite, Jessica Lange has signed back on for season two much to everyone’s delight and while we don’t know what kind of character she will be playing, Murphy revealed the institution will be “run by Jessica [Lange].”  Murphy added that season two “is set in a completely different time period”, so he’s really changing everything up for season two.

Along with some of the original cast members like Lily Rabe, Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Jessica Lange and Sarah Paulson Murphy has also cast French actress Lizzie Brochere and Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine on the show regardless of the fact that he has absolutely no previous acting experience.  It will be interesting to see how he fares in a scene with a seasoned actress like Lange – will he be able to hold his own with natural talent?  Guess we’ll have to wait and see.

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