"One of the influences for the second season is the line of sanity — what is sane, and what is insane?" said Ryan Murphy at June's PromaxBDA conference where he teased season two of "American Horror Story."
Today, we have confirmation that the series will be going nuts. Murphy, who co-created and exec produces the show, announced that season two will be dubbed "American Horror Story: Asylum." "Asylum" will be a new installment of "American Horror Story" and not have continuity with the program's seminal run.
“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,” explained Murphy. “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.”
Set in 1964, "American Horror Story: Asylum" stars Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Zachary Quinto, James Cromwell, and Joseph Fiennes and will bow on FX in October.
By the way, Murphy also stated in June at PromaxBDA that though he "enjoys" that there are "impostors" of him on Twitter, he would never sign up for an account himself. "I think me with glasses of red wine and Twitter is a very bad thing. I think I would abuse Twitter!"
Well, send a congratulatory bottle of Merlot to the "Asylum" set, for as of this week Murphy has created an account. No online shenanigans from the producer yet, though he's supplying Gleeks with a steady stream of pics to satisfy them till the debut of the skein's new season. Adam Levine (seen above), who will also appear in season two of "American Horror Story," hammed it up for Murphy's smartphone cam for a pic that Murphy later tweet out to his tens of thousands of followers.