Emmy nominee Frances Conroy is returning for Season 2 of FX's "American Horror Story," according to creator Ryan Murphy.
Now titled "American Horror Story: Asylum," the show's new season is set at an East Coast insane asylum during 1964. Season 2 features Jessica Lange and other cast members from Season 1 returning for new roles; Murphy recently announced Conroy's return on Twitter.
"Thrilled to announce Emmy nominee Frances Conroy is returning to AHS," Murphy said. "Devils and angels this year ... Frannie plays the ultimate angel."
Conroy played Moira O'Hara, a ghost who haunted a Los Angeles mansion during Season 1.
"American Horror Story" -- from "Glee" co-creators Murphy and Brad Falchuk -- recently scored 17 nominations for the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards. The nods included Outstanding Miniseries, Lead Actress for Connie Britton, Supporting Actress for both Lange and Conroy and Supporting Actor for Denis O'Hare.
In technical categories, the series scored nods for Art Direction in two separate episodes, Main Title Design, Costumes, Casting, Editing, Stunt Coordination, Hairstyling, Makeup, Prosthetic Makeup, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing.
Lange earned a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild award as Constance last season.
Joining Conroy and Lange from Season 1 for a sophomore return are Zachary Quinto, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe and Evan Peters.
Other new cast members include Jenna Dewan ("Tamara"), Adam Levine (of Maroon 5), Clea Duvall ("Heroes"), James Cromwell ("L.A. Confidential"), Chris Zylka ("The Secret Circle"), Joseph Fiennes ("FlashForward"), Chloe Sevigny ("Big Love"), Lizzie Brochere and Mark Consuelos.
"American Horror Story: Asylum" premieres Oct. 17.
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