When “American Horror Story” kicks off on FX this fall, it’s going to be far and away different than what we saw out of the show’s haunted house the first time around. As a matter of fact, we are even looking at a different time period.
As a part of a new interview with Vulture, executive producer Ryan Murphy said for the first time that this will be set decades before what happened in the first season, though it takes place in a separate universe all its own:
“I haven’t said this publicly, but the new season is set in the Sixties, and Chloe Sevigny, for example, plays a character who was put in an asylum because she was a woman who likes sex so her husband sends her away. At the time you were able to put people away for that. Another character is institutionalized for being a lesbian. To me there’s nothing more scary than somebody coming to you and saying they’re going to take you away and put you in a mad house and you have no legal rights and there you shall stay till the end of your days. That is a real horror. Everybody has felt people thinking, ‘You’re f—ing crazy.’ Even somebody saying that to you is scary.”
Jessica Lange and James Cromwall are going to be two of the major leads for the season, and along with Sevigny Sarah Paulson, Sarah Paulson, Zachary Quinto, and Adam Levine (who will be making his acting debut in the project).
There still is not a confirmed premiere date for the show, but you can expect to see it back on the air with new episodes at some point in the fall.
Do you think the show could benefit from taking place in the 1960s, or are you getting too tired of this time period on TV?