'American Horror Story: Asylum': Hints dropped about Dylan McDermott's return

The second season of American Horror Story, subtitled 'Asylum,' is off to a strong start. The first two episodes, "Welcome to Briarcliff," and "Tricks and Treats," have been well-received by critics and fans alike, garnering better reviews and higher ratings than the first season. And, according to everyone involved with the series, the best is yet to come.

It was revealed earlier this month that season one star Dylan McDermott would be returning to the series in some capacity later in the season, playing, of course, a different character than season one's Ben Harmon. 

Now, co-creator Ryan Murphy has given us a few hints as to when -- and in what capacity -- McDermott will be returning. Talking to EW, Murphy shared: "He's introduced in episode 9, which is our winter cliff-hanger. So he's a big part of the last chunk of the episodes. We plotted and plotted and came up with something that is great and he actually starts filming tomorrow. I love it because it's a real departure for Dylan, who is usually such a handsome leading man."

Wait, he's usually handsome? Well, Murphy insists that McDermott won't be "uglied up" for season 2. "No, no. I didn't wanna pop a wig on him and be like "Trick or treat!" It's a really cool plot twist that I think is fun."

What do you think? Are you excited to see McDermott's return to American Horror Story?

The next episode of American Horror Story: Asylum, "Nor'easter," airs Wednesday, October 31, at 10/9c on FX. 

- American Horror Story
- Dylan McDermott
- FX

Written by: mcpherson
Oct 26th, 2012, 7:55 am


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This show is quickly turning into one of my favorites. It is just one of the weirdest, freakiest and most bizarre shows in a long long time and i'm loving it :D

Looking forward to McDermott's return and whatever twists and turns they have up their sleeves this season


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