"American Horror Story" will feature the return of Jessica Lange and several other Season 1 actors, but don't look for them to take on similar roles, according to series creator Ryan Murphy.
Season 2 is set in an insane asylum, and joining Lange's return are Zachary Quinto, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Lily Rabe. New to the cast this season are James Cromwell, Chloe Sevigny and Adam Levine.
"The new season is set in the 1960s and Chloe Sevigny, for example, plays a character who was put in an asylum because she was a woman who likes sex," Murphy said in an interview with Vulture. "At the time, you were able to put people away for that. Another character is institutionalized for being a lesbian.
"To me, there’s nothing more scary than somebody coming to you and saying they’re going to take you away and put you in a mad house and you have no legal rights and there you shall stay till the end of your days. That is a real horror."
Lange played Constance Langdon last season, earning a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild award for her performance.
Production on Season 2 kicks off in late July for a mid-October premiere.
"I even know what the third season would be," Murphy teased "There are very, very many different kinds of haunted houses in our culture."
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