After months of speculation as to the specifics for next season’s American Horror Story and an initial fear that Jessica Lange could not be returning, full details have surfaced. The hit FX show’s second season is expected to be titled Asylum and will be set in an East Coast insane asylum in 1964.
Creator Ryan Murphy told Broadcasting & Cable, “We picked Asylum because it not only describes the setting—an insane asylum run by Jessica Lange’s character which was formerly a tuberculosis ward—but also signifies a place of haven for the unloved and unwanted. This year’s theme is about sanity and tackling real life horrors.”
While new and old cast members have continued to surface throughout the summer, the most interesting addition is probably the ever-spectacular Ralph Fiennes, portraying Lange’s boss who she is in love with. Other new faces include Adam Levine, Chloe Sevigny and James Cromwell, while Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe and Sarah Paulson will all be returning from the first season.
You can check out the season two artwork above, which creepily foreshadows the new horrors to be found. American Horror Story will resume some time this October.