Ryan Murphy says that the story in the new chapter is set on the East Coast at an institution for the criminally insane, but takes place in 'a completely different time period' from season 1.
A few more details from "American Horror Story" season 2 have been shared. Promoting the FX thriller series at the TV Academy in North Hollywood, creator Ryan Murphy said that "[season two] is set on the East Coast at an institution for the criminally insane" that is run by Jessica Lange's character.
Asked if Zachary Quinto, who will be the nemesis to Lange's alter ego, is an inmate at the said institution, Murphy coyly replied, "Maybe." Little is known about Quinto's character, but the "Heroes" alum himself said he will play "something totally different and in a totally different world with many of the same actors."
On Adam Levine who recently confirmed he lands a part on the show's sophomore season, Murphy gushed, "He's a sexy guy, so he needs to play a sexy guy, but a guy that is different than who you think he would play." He went on sharing, "I pitched him the part and he listened slack jawed and simply said, 'I'm in.' The second season is fun, sexy and baroque. It has a lot of meat to it. It's a really gritty part."
Joined on the stage by Lange, Quinto, Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Alexandra Breckenridge, Denis O'Hare, Evan Peters and Lily Rabe, the "Glee" co-creator spilled that there will be more original cast members who return to the upcoming season other than the previously announced ones.
"The second season, everybody who was announced, there will be other people up on this stage who are not announced who will also be in it," he teased, "but are playing the polar opposite of what they were in the first season in every way."
Noting that the new season will have no crossover from season one, he said, "It's a completely different world and has nothing to do with season 1; there's not a mention of season 1. The second season is set in a completely different time period."