American Horror Story Season 2 To Take Place In “Completely Different Time Zone”
Jessica Lange has an identity swap for season two of American Horror Story
Season two of smash hit horror series American Horror Story will not only be set in an entirely new location, with a new cast (or members of the old cast playing new characters) – both of which we knew already – but, the show’s co-creator Ryan Murphy has now revealed, it will also take place in “a completely different time period.”
Speaking at an Academy of Television Arts & Sciences event honouring the FX series, Murphy confirmed the new setting: “[Season 2] is set on the East Coast of the USA at an institution for the criminally insane run by Jessica [Lange's new character],” before adding the new titbit of information about the time period.
Presumably it won’t be sci-fi and set in 2112, but who knows with this show? We’re guessing it’ll be the recent past, rather than a full-on costume drama, but that’s not out of the question, and it would be fun.
All Murphy will reveal at the moment is, “It’s a completely different world and has nothing to do with season one; there’s not a mention of season one.”
Murphy also spoke about the casting of Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine. “He’s a sexy guy so he needs to play a sexy guy, but the guy that is different than who you think he would play. I pitched him the part and he listened, slack jawed, and simply said, ‘I’m in.’”
Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe — who in season one played Chad, Tate, psychic Billie Dean and doctor’s wife Nora — are set to return for Season two but as different characters.
[The Hollywood Reporter, via TVLine]