The second season of anthology series American Horror Story, subtitled 'Asylum,' looks like it could be superior to the much-talked-about first season of the series, which aired last year on FX. The new season, which premieres Wednesday, changes settings, time periods, and characters entirely -- 'Asylum' is set in a 1960s sanitarium run by the Catholic church. While there are some returning cast members -- most prominently Jessica Lange -- they're playing far different characters. Lange stars as a nun, while the series also features actors such as James Cromwell, Chloe Sevigny, Joseph Fiennes, Lilly Rabe, Zachary Quinto, and Adam Levine. It looks like it's going to be a season full of intense psychological terror. But there's something else that appears to be a factor in this year's scares...
According to the Huffington Post, the first two episodes give a "strong intimation that aliens are involved in the events of the season."
Color me shocked: I don't know if anyone could say they saw this one coming -- though it kind of makes that "Bandage" teaser from a few months back make a little more sense. Still, it's not a move I expected American Horror Story to make, though I can't say I mind. It's not a show that's ever shied away from going too over the top, so there's something to respect in the series deciding to bring in some hardcore sci-fi.
What do you think about this new development? Are you skeptical, or more excited to see where the story goes?
American Horror Story: Asylum begins on Wednesday with the premiere episode "Welcome to Briarcliff." Will you be tuning in?