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Jessica Lange To Star In New American Horror Story

Jessica Lange

It's been speculated almost since before the first season ended, but now American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy has officially confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that the two-time Oscar winning actress will come back for another round of frights on FX this October. In fact, not only will Lange be returning, but she won't be in a supporting role this time. Murphy has much bigger plans for the former Constance Langdon - "We have designed the second season of American Horror Story completely around her character. This will really be the Jessica Lange show so I’m very excited about it. We are designing this amazing new opposite of the Constance character for her. She has a lot of ideas, and has a lot of input into her character. She told me some things she has always wanted to play as an actress."

Murphy also confirmed that three other actors from the first season will return, but won't release their identities until Friday. The rumor mill is heavily hinting that the other three returnees are Denis O'Hare (Larry Harvey), Evan Peters (Tate Langdon), and Frances Conroy (Moira O’Hara). Again though, nothing is confirmed until it comes out of the mouth of Mr. Murphy.

Little else is currently known about what direction AHS' second season is headed in. Murphy has confirmed that the show will this time take place on the East Coast and that the location will be a "horror institution", so I'd assume that the setting will have major significance to fans of the genre. It remains to be seen if this new American Horror Story can recapture the same lightning in a bottle that the first season did, but signing up the woman who won both a Golden Globe and SAG award for her role last year is certainly a great start.

Are you happy Jessica Lange is coming back? Do you like the idea of a new character for her, or would you rather that the story of Constance continued?

- Jessica Lange
- Ryan Murphy
- American Horror Story
- FX

Written by: msd85
Mar 1st, 2012, 11:26 am


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Message Posted On Mar 3rd, 2012, 10:27 pm

It's going to be a brand new location, so therefore it'll be like having a brand new show, new story line, new main set of characters, just because a few of the actors are returing doesn't mean they don't get a re-set on who they are to be. The only thing that stays the same overall is the title of the show which is fine because of it's theme. Nothing confusing about that.


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Message Posted On Mar 3rd, 2012, 9:56 pm

I thought her character was out-of-place.  And her waaay over-the-top performance was embarrassing.


How's Dylan McDermott taking the news??


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Message Posted On Mar 2nd, 2012, 12:10 pm

They can reset her to a new character every season as far as I'm concerned. Jessica was the MAJOR factor I tuned in EVERY week. I almost died with glee when she delivered the " Don't make me have to kill you again." line.

I will be waiting for season 2 anxiously.


in Wisconsin.


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Message Posted On Mar 2nd, 2012, 5:16 am

Just dont understand how they are going to 'reset her character' - is she still going to be constance? Or will she be a completely new woman with a new backstory/life?

A total reset might work, but using the same actress to play a different role, will confuse people, Unless its a contuance of constance from season 1.


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