The creators of FX's American Horror Story know they have a bona fide hit on their hands—and it seems they're hoping to go big, or go home, with the second year of the horror anthology.
We already knew the new season would be set in the 1960s, at a horror institution, with a cast including Zachary Quinto, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Chloe Sevigny and Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine.
But according to TV Line's Michael Ausiello, that's just the beginning of what is shaping up to be a huge ensemble:
"In addition to the nearly dozen new roles that already have been cast, Ryan Murphy & Co. are also looking for Wendy, a lesbian hippie chick in her 30s; Abigail, a 1960s prostitute; Frank McGuire, an authoritative Bostonian and chief of security at a hospital (perhaps the one run by Jessica Lange's nun?); Mother Superior Claudia, who'll be Lange's character's boss; Father Malechi, an Irish priest; Morley Potter, a "salt of the earth" farmer; Barb and Lois, more lesbians; and Carl, a former military man who's an orderly at the hospital."
So it sounds like we'll have quite a few more threads than just the hospital staff, run by returning star Jessica Lange, and with so many nuns and priests, we're definitely curious to see how that plays into the horror. Some Exorcist-style showdowns, maybe? We'll see.
An exact premiere date for season two has yet to be announced, but some time around Halloween is probably a pretty good guess.
What do you think? Will you miss the intimate setting of the murder house, or do you think the creepy hospital could be even better?
(Via TV Line)