Season 2 of "American Horror Story" has a new title: "American Horror Story: Asylum."
“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,” Ryan Murphy, co-creator and executive producer, of "American Horror Story" said in a statement. “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. 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."
"American Horror Story: Asylum" stars Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Zachary Quinto, James Cromwell and Joseph Fiennes. The new season is filming now. Murphy and new star Adam Levine have been tweeting from the set. "American Horror Story: Asylum" premieres on FX in October.
Lange will be playing a nun in the new season that takes place in an East Coast mental institution. "She's playing an administrator of a facility. It's different. In this instance, she's a bride of Christ," "AHS" writer Tim Minear said.