American Horror Story Season 2 Nabs Season 1 Star Dylan McDermott

The second season of FX's American Horror Story has a cast that is constantly expanding outward. With an entirely new premise and setting, the series essentially worked to cast an entire new show, starting with season 1 actress Jessica Lange in a new role as the titular asylum's Sister Jude. She wasn't the only season 1 alum to join the cast, though -- Zachary Quinto will be appearing as a psychiatrist, while Lilly Rabe, Evan Peters, and Sarah Paulson have been confirmed as members from the season 1 cast slated to return in starring roles for 'Asylum.' 

Now, it seems, another season 1 alum will be joining the series for at least one episode later this season. Actor Dylan McDermott, who played the de facto main character Ben Harmon in the first season of the FX series, was announced to be returning to the series by creator Ryan Murphy, who excitedly posted on Twitter, "So thrilled to announce Dylan McDermott is returning to American Horror Story!" 

No word yet on who McDermott will be playing. There's also no word yet on whether or not his fellow Harmon portrayer Connie Britton will be returning. The actress currently has a lead role in the ABC series Nashville, but has expressed enthusiasm upon making a return to the series if her schedule permits. 

Other cast members in American Horror Story: Asylum include Chloe Sevigny, James Cromwell, Joseph Fiennes, Clea DuVall, and Mark Consuelos. Breaking Bad's Mark Margolis was cast in the season earlier this month, as well as Kings and Deadwood star Ian McShane, who will play a character expected to clash with Lange's Sister Jude. 

What do you think? Are you excited to see McDermott back on the series? And what did you think of tonight's season premiere? Let us know in the comments section below. 

- American Horror Story
- Dylan McDermott
- FX

Written by: mcpherson
Oct 17th, 2012, 7:24 pm

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