I'm seriously starting to wonder: how can American Horror Story fit all of these people into twelve episodes? The FX horror anthology series will be returning in October for a second season, its cast is swelling up faster than John Hurt's chest in Alien. And just when we thought they couldn't squeeze one more cast member in, they did: Franka Potente has been cast, it was reported Friday.
The actress, best known for appearing in the first and second movies of the Jason Bourne series as love interest Marie Kreutz, will be joining the cast of the second season as an inmate at the asylum where the series is set. According to TVLine, who broke the news, Potente's inmate character will be "mysterious."
As if anything in American Horror Story season 2 wasn't mysterious. The season, which will be a reboot from the haunted house story of the show's freshman year, is set in an East Coast insane asylum in the 1960s. Jessica Lange will play the the nun in charge of the facility, which is also run by a character played by James Cromwell.The series has confirmed a massive supporting cast, including Adam Levine, Zachary Quinto, Joseph Fiennes, Chloe Sevigny, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Mark Consuelos, Chris Zylka, Lizzie Brochere, Clea DuVall, and Sarah Paulson.
Potente has also appeared in episodes of The Shield, House, and Psych. She is also confirmed to be part of the main cast of BBC America's first original series, Copper, which will premiere on August 19.
American Horror Story's second season will likely premiere in October.