Returning cast, time frame for American Horror Story S3 revealed

Even though we're still locked in Briarcliff's insanity for one more episode, exec producer Ryan Murphy recently revealed some spoilery goodness on who'll be back for next season's bloody-good scream show. Check in for the roster.

According to Murphy, both Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson (Kit and Lana) will play new roles in American Horror Story's season three, which starts filming this summer and is set to air in the fall of 2013. Clues to the location of the third spectral spectacle were supposedly inserted in Wednesday night's episode and point to a gothic Southern setting.

Peters and Paulson appeared in the original AHS outing as well as the current Asylum iteration and join returning maniacal matriarch Jessica Lange, who will play a new "glamour-cat" leading character in the next season. Asylum's Bloody Face became the series' greatest ghoul, and Murphy teases that season three will have an equally iconic baddie in the form of a woman this time.

Other tidbits on the secretive new plot include notions that season three will be "funnier" in tone and "more historical in nature." It's intended to take place in modern times, but as in previous seasons, it will drift between different time periods and other cities.

"We want to have some new people come in and some [Season 1] people come back," said Murphy. "I'm also interested in getting into a horror romance. That's certainly something that's going to be in the water for season three. You're going to see a very different tone in season three, but that's the joy of the show. I think as a person right now I do feel lighter and wanting to embrace something a bit more fun."

The AHS: Asylum season finale, "Madness Ends," airs on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

Are you sorry to see it go or crazy for something new?

(Via Tvline)

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