Don't expect to hear too much about "American Horror Story" before the second season premieres later this year. But reports that we'll get a new locale and new characters (mixed in with some familiar faces) appears to be quite true.
Ryan Murphy, the co-creator of the FX series with Brad Falchuk, shared a few teasing details about the show on a Bravo interview program. Among them is that Jessica Lange, who played the deliciously evil neighbor Constance Langdon, will return in some capacity.
Talking with Andy Cohen in "Watch What Happens Live," Murphy said Lange would be back, even though the story itself is relocating to the east coast. But that still depends on whether she strikes a deal to come back, something that the network has not confirmed yet, according to Entertainment Weekly.
The setting will not be a haunted house, but move and reinvent a new cliche: the mental institution. Or as Murphy described it on the program, a "horror institution."
There are plans to return at least four of the cast members from Season 1 to the new season, although it's not clear if they will play the same characters, or take on something new. While he wouldn't name names, he did indicate that none of them would be the Harmons, the family that moved into the "murder house" to kick off the series.
That means we won't be welcoming back Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton or Taissa Farmiga. But that leaves a wide canvas of other potential actors to return, including those who should be recognized with Emmys this year like Evan Peters, Frances Conroy, Denis O'Hare and Kate Mara.
Story breaking has already begun on the series, and it's expected to start filming in the spring. It's expected that FX will give the show a little more time to produce episodes this time around. It rushed it to air so quickly the last time that production was ending literally days ahead of broadcast. That forced the season finale to be cut short simply because there was not enough time to film and post-produce it.
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