December 23rd, 2011
03:20 PM ET
Hopefully fans of "American Horror Story" didn't get super-attached to the characters or the setting of the FX series, because season 2 will bring plenty of changes.
When it debuted in October, the Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk co-created program starred Dylan McDermott and Connie Britton as the Harmons. The couple, along with their teen daughter, moved into a haunted old mansion in Los Angeles. Jessica Lange's portrayal of Constance, meanwhile, earned her a Golden Globe nod.
But by the end of the first season, as we noted in this week's recap, it was less about who was killed in a given episode of "American Horror Story" and more about who was still living. Judging from a conference call Murphy held with press on Thursday, there isn't much that will make it out of the first season alive.
"The next year of the show - each season of the show - will be a different haunting," Murphy said, according to the New York Times.
"So 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," he went on. "Every season of the show will have a beginning, a middle and an end."
E! News adds that along with a new setting - which Murphy says won't be in L.A. - he's plotting a new main cast. Some of the old familiar faces will return, he says, but it sounds like they won't be portraying their current characters.
"There will be familiar faces and also some new faces," Murphy said. "The people that are coming back will be playing completely different characters, creatures, monsters, etc. [The Harmons] stories are done....I think we'll announce the full cast and what the new storyline is going to be sometime in February."
Are you disappointed by the news, or is it exciting to think that each season will start fresh?
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