Co-creator Ryan Murphy spills that he has created a new character, which is an exact opposite to Constance Langdon, for Lange in the upcoming season.
"American Horror Story" co-creator Ryan Murphy has confirmed that Jessica Lange will return to season 2 of the show. The 62-year-old actress, who recently won a Golden Globe award for her portrayal of Constance Langdon in the show's season 1, will play a new character in the sophomore season.
Moreover, Murphy promises that Lange will have a bigger part as he says, "We have designed the second season of 'American Horror Story' completely around her character." He further tells Entertainment Weekly, "Last year Jessica came in with Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott. This will really be the Jessica Lange show so I'm very excited about it."
Detailing Lange's new character, the creator of "Glee" dishes, "We are designing this amazing new opposite of the Constance character for her. She and I have spoken about different things. She has a lot of ideas, and has a lot of input into her character. She told me some things she has always wanted to play as an actress."
"She's a great collaborator and a great friend," Murphy praises the Carly Marshall of 1994's "Blue Sky". He continues gushing, "I really sweated this negotiation, so I'm glad she is firmly on board."
Beside Lange, three other cast members from season 1 will return to the next chapter. The other returning actors will be revealed this Friday, March 2 at the annual PaleyFest in Beverly Hills.
"American Horror Story" season 2 will be set in a new haunted building. As for clues to the next installment, Murphy once said that it is hidden in the penultimate episode of season 1.