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'American Horror Story' Finale: Ryan Murphy Talks Season 2

American Horror Story Season 2

First Posted: 12/22/11 03:46 PM ET Updated: 12/22/11 05:26 PM ET

Fans of Ryan Murphy's macabre thriller "American Horror Story" were torn after Wednesday night's season finale. For some, the thought of losing the series' stars Connie Britton and Jessica Lange in Season 2 seems ridiculous, but according to Murphy, that was always his intention.

"Every season of the show will be a different haunting," Murphy told The Insider via a conference call. "What you saw in the finale was the end of the Harmon house and the second season of the show will be a brand new home. Or building to haunt. Just like this year, every season of the show will have a beginning, middle and end."

While it may be the end for the Murder House diaries, that doesn't mean that the Season 1 cast, including the Golden Globe nominated Lange, won't be back for a second season. However, you might not recognize them.

"Some of [the actors] will be coming back," Murphy revealed on the call. "We're in negotiations with several of them, but they will be playing completely different characters, creatures, monsters and etcetera. I would have all of [the actors] back in a heartbeat, some of the actors we're talking to will be playing something completely different than they played this season, and something completely different than they've ever played. "

Now, the biggest question yet to be answered is where the second season will take place. Murphy hinted that he's not interested in another haunted house storyline. And the only horror story he wouldn't touch? Don't expect "American Horror Story" to delve into the "Twilight" world of vampires.

So what can we expect in Season 2? If you look closely enough, Murphy left fans a clue.

"There is a clue in the last three episodes where we say what the second season will be."


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