American Horror Story's second season, subtitled 'Asylum,' promises to be one of the most interesting watches of the upcoming fall season. The anthology series' sophomore season promises to be a complete departure from the first, with a change in setting, characters, and even time periods. Creator Ryan Murphy is adamant that fans know this fact; in fact, his newly created Twitter account has done much to hammer this home.
Here are a few facts he divulged during a Twitter Q&A session with fans on Tuesday:
- Jessica Lange's character, a nun in charge of the east coast sanitarium, won't be as evil as her season one character, Constance Langdon. She'll be a little bit of a hero, and a little bit of a villain, Murphy promises.
- The series will have a Halloween-themed episode, just like the show's first season. It'll be a little earlier in the run than last time -- the second episode of the season will be centered on the spooky holiday, hinting that the show might premiere a bit closer to the end of October than the first.
- The set photo of cast member Adam Levine next to a piece of graffiti labeled 'Bloody Face?' You can bet that's important. "Bloody Face is this year's Rubber Man," according to Murphy.
- There will be new opening titles for American Horror Story: Asylum. "The song may stay...not sure," Murphy says.
- Seven of the season's thirteen episodes have already been written, Murphy says.
American Horror Story: Asylum already boasts a massive cast, which in addition to Lange includes James Cromwell, Joseph Fiennes, Clea Duvall, Zachary Quinto, Franka Potente, Chloe Sevigny, Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson, and Adam Levine.
American Horror Story: Asylum will premiere on FX sometime in late October (TV Guide estimates Wednesday, October 24). Will you be tuning in for this radically different season?