The second season begins in the present, as newly married lovers Leo (Adam Levine) and self-described “horror freak” Teresa (Jenna Dewan) arrive at the abandoned Briarcliff Asylum, the last stop on their haunted honeymoon tour.
Thanks to Teresa’s Wikipedia skills, we learn that Briarcliff was the largest tuberculosis ward on the East Coast — and approximately 46,000 people died there — before the Catholic church turned it into an asylum in the 1960s.
Of course, Leo has his mind on other things — like getting it on with his wife on the electro shock therapy bed. However, the lovers are interrupted by mysterious noises, and naturally, they go exploring.
Bad idea, Leo!
Leo’s decision to explore the Death Chute has dangerous consequences. Is Levine a total goner? Or will he somehow wind up strapped to an empty bed in Briarcliff Asylum?
Meanwhile, as Celebuzz previously reported, Season 1 bad guy Evan Peters will be “the hero of the show.” He’ll play Kit, a new Briarcliff inmate who was committed after being accused of his wife’s murder, despite his claims of her being abducted by aliens.
Unfortunately for him, Kit will be subjected to Sister Jude’s (Jessica Lange) unorthodox punishments — much to the dismay of Dr. Thredson (Zachary Quinto), who does not approve of the institution’s harsh conditions.
Viewers can also expect to encounter aliens, Nazis and a serial killer named Bloody Face — who just so happens to wear the skin of victims on his face.
Sarah Paulson stars as investigative journalist Luna, who starts delving into Briarcliff’s deepest and darkest secrets. As for actor James Cromwell, he’ll take on the role of Dr. Arden, a Nazi who uses the patients as his own test subjects for cruel and inhumane procedures.
Chloe Sevigny will also star as a nymphomaniac whose husband sends her away to the asylum. However, judging from this Season 2 trailer, there won’t be a shortage of sexual experiences in the asylum anytime soon.
American Horror Story Season 2 premieres Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 10PM on FX.