'American Horror Story: Asylum' Sets Season 2 Premiere Date, Plus New Details Emerge
American Horror Story Season 2 will premiere on Oct. 17 -- just in time to get some last minute Halloween inspiration.
The second season of the FX anthology, which takes place in the 1960s at Briarcliff mental institution, stars Jessica Lange as Sister Jude, the administrator of the ill-fated asylum. This season, viewers can expect to encounter aliens, Nazis and a serial killer named Bloody Face, reports Entertainment Weekly.
What else can fans expect in Season 2?
In May, showrunner Ryan Murphy revealed that Evan Peters, who played “ultimate badass bad boy” Tate Langdon, will be “the hero of the show” in the second season. Murphy recently tweeted about Peters’ pivotal role: “Contrary to rumors, Evan is in all episodes of AHS this season.”
Now, we know that Peters will play Kit, an inmate and extra-terrestrial believer, who'll be subjected to Sister Jude's unorthodox punishments.
Fans can also expect Season 1 stars Zachary Quinto, Lily Rabe and Sarah Paulson to make an appearance on Season 2. Quinto returns as Dr. Thredson, whose progressive ways clash with Jude's harsh philosophy and treatments.
Meanwhile, Chloe Sevigny, Maroon 5 frontman and The Voice mentor Adam Levine and James Cromwell are joining the cast for the second season. Sevigny will play a woman whose husband sends her away to the asylum because she likes sex. And Levine told E!Online, “I’m newly married, and I go with my wife on our honeymoon,” Levine teased.
"It is absolutely terrifying," Levine told Entertainment Weekly. "Very gruesome."
Cromwell will take on the roll of Nazi Dr. Arden, who uses the patients as his own test subjects, subjecting them to cruel and inhumane procedures.