When "American Horror Story: Asylum" premieres on Wed., Oct. 17 at 10 p.m. ET, don't look for the skies of Los Angeles. Instead, expect the chilly Northeast to take center stage at an insane asylum run by Sister Jude, played by Jessica Lange.
The new issue of Entertainment Weekly revealed new details on the upcoming FX series, including just what kind of horrors might lurking around the corner, like Nazis, aliens and naughty nuns.
"I don't think people tune in to the show because they want 'My Dinner With Andre,'" Ryan Murphy told EW. "I think they want to be scared. I'm just writing what I would like to see. I'm scared of aliens and I'm scared of Nazis and I'm scared of nuns. So it's the perfect stew of horror and fear."
There's also a murderer named Bloody Face. He wars the skins of his victims as a mask. Look for Adam Levine and Jenna Dewan Tatum's characters to come face-to-face with Bloody Face in present day.
Sarah Paulson plays Lana, a lesbian journalist. She recently told The Hollywood Reporter that the new season would shift in terms of types of terror. "I think this season is much more about the psychological terror and also about people who have been left, or unloved, unwanted in the '60s and just the politics of what happened in the '60s," Paulson said.
Lange, who starred in Season 1 of "AHS," said she took some coaxing to return for Season 2. "I had no idea what the character would be or how it was going to work," Lange said in an interview with the LA Times. "But what swayed me was Ryan's insistence that he was going to write a part that would be fascinating for me to play. There aren't a lot of writers who promise you that. And I haven't been disappointed at all."
Lange's new character, Sister Jude, has a sordid past, one that isn't very neatly tucked away. She's also a fan of corporal punishment. There's also Joseph Fiennes' Monsignor Timothy O'Hara, the object of Sister Jude's desire.
One of "American Horror Story" co-creator Ryan Murphy's other shows, "The New Normal," is already the target of family groups and subject to boycotts, but he's prepared for the religious outrage over "Asylum."
"We show people who are really devoted to Catholicism and believe in its powers," Murphy said. "For the most part, the religious people in the show are making an attempt to do their best in a very difficult world."
For more on "American Horror Story: Asylum," pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly and click over to EW.com.
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