‘American Horror Story’ Gets a New Title for Season Two

by | August 1, 2012 at 7:20 PM | American Horror Story, Fall TV Preview 2012, TV News

American Horror Story (Prashant Gupta/FX)


LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – When FX’s hit spooky drama “American Horror Story” returns to the air for its second season, it will have more than a few new faces. It will also have a new title.

“American Horror Story” creator Ryan Murphy revealed Tuesday that the second season of the series will be dubbed “American Horror Story: Asylum.” The season will be set in 1964.

“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 the unwanted,” Murphy said. “This year’s theme is about sanity and tackling real life horrors.”

Lange is returning, along with several other cast members from Season 1 of the series, although they will all play different characters than they did in the first go-round. A number of new cast members are coming aboard, including “The Voice” coach Adam Levine, James Cromwell, and Chloe Sevigny.

The second season of “American Horror Story” will premiere in October.

Last season starred Dylan McDermott and Connie Britton as an ill-fated couple who moved to Los Angeles in order to heal their broken marriage. The second installment will be set on the East coast.