‘American Horror Story: Asylum’ Preview: Meet the Cast of Season 2 (GALLERY)

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Prepare for a new set of horrors as Glee creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk‘s dark brainchild, American Horror Story, returns for it’s second season on FX — and they’ve brought along a fresh cast and even fresher storyline.

Titled American Horror Story: Asylum, the upcoming episodes abandon Season 1’s haunted Los Angeles murder house for Briarcliff Manor, a former Turberculosis ward turned mental institution during the 1970s. Though the asylum’s patients consists of all misfits haunted by their pasts, Briarcliff’s Sister Jude (Jessica Lange) and Dr. Arden (James Cromwell) are also hiding dark secrets from their tenants.

So just who are these new characters?

For one, newcomers Adam Levine, Jenna Dewan, and Chloe Sevigny were all cast in original roles this season.

Levine and Dewan play newlyweds Leo and Teresa, respectively, who visits Briarcliff as part of their “haunted honeymoon” tour. Meanwhile, Big Love actress Sevigny plays Shelley the nymphomaniac, a sultry Briarcliff occupant.

However, fans can also expect familiar faces as Season 1’s Evan Peters, Zachary Quinto and Sarah Paulson return in new roles on the upcoming episodes.

American Horror Story: Asylum debuts Wednesday at 10 PM on FX.

Who will these AHS veterans play? Launch the gallery to find out.

For full coverage of American Horror Story: Asylum, watch our interviews with the cast and attendees of the show’s red carpet premiere below.

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