The second season of “American Horror Story” will incur a lot of changes. One of changes happen to be its name: “American Horror Story.” FX revealed today the second season of “AHS” will be called “American Horror Story: Asylum.”
Showrunner Ryan Murphy explained in a statement,“when we launched the show last year, we kept quiet about the closed-ended nature of the show because we didn’t want to tip off the audience that the characters were not going to survive. Now that it has been established that each year is a closed-ended story, the time seemed right to reveal what we’re calling the new installment.”
Murphy continued, “we picked Asylum because it not only describes the setting – an insane asylum run by Jessica Lange’s character which was formerly a tuberculosis ward – but also signifies a place of haven for the unloved and the unwanted. This year’s theme is about sanity and tackling real life horrors.”
The upcoming season will star Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe and Zachary Quinto as well as Adam Levine, Franka Potente, James Cromwell, Joseph Fiennes, Mark Consuelos, Chris Zylka and Clea Duvall.
The second season is set to premiere in October.