‘American Horror Story’: What can we expect this season?
October 15th, 2012
12:33 PM ET

‘American Horror Story’: What can we expect this season?

If the latest “American Horror Story” preview is any clue, its new season should be killer.

The first five minutes of Wednesday’s season premiere were recently released online, and it looks like the FX drama’s second installment, set in an asylum for the criminally insane, is full of killers, nymphomaniacs, psychopaths and Zachary Quinto in a skinny tie.

The story takes place in the present, following a married couple (Maroon 5’s Adam Levine and Jenna Dewan-Tatum) on their “haunted honeymoon tour.” Their last stop turns out to be Briarcliff Manor, but 40 years before.

The time-jump is only one of the mind-bending things in store.

“American Horror Story: Asylum” takes many of the supporting cast members from the first season and gives them new roles. “Everybody will be playing the opposite of what they played,” co-creator Ryan Murphy told TVLine.

Jessica Lange plays Sister Jude, the nun who runs Briarcliff in 1964. The staff of doctors and nuns who work with her include James Cromwell and Lily Rabe. Meanwhile, Quinto plays a psychiatrist,  and Evan Peters, last season’s bad boy, will play this season’s hero. (One of the asylum’s most notorious residents is called “Bloody Face" - he wears a nightie.)

There are plenty of changes for "American Horror Story" with “Asylum” - except its tone, it seems. If the first five minutes of the premiere are any indication, it should bounce wildly between erotica, melodrama, dark comedy and skin-shredding violence.

Murphy has hinted at larger social themes, since many of the asylum’s residents have been committed for being “abnormal,” be it too gay or too lustful.

He’s also teased a marathon session of big moments: the asylum’s head doctor’s (Cromwell) hands are dirty from some (probably illegal) patient experiments; Sister Jude is battling a closet of past demons and present sexual fantasies; and Peters’ Kit is accused of killing his girlfriend, even though he claims she was abducted by aliens.

Many behind and in front of the camera have called “Asylum” the craziest, scariest and sexiest thing they’ve seen … ever.

What are you most excited to see on “American Horror Story: Asylum”?

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    October 30, 2012 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
  2. Goretorium

    We can't wait!


    October 15, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Elli

    what time am i picking you up for class....you'll be there already as soon as i flip the switch on....forget it

    October 15, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. stoopid conversations

    i'll see u around 830 and hide...

    October 15, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Elliott

    Spaghettios and baloney sandwiches. The feast of champions.

    October 15, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  6. PitStop

    after class?

    October 15, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elliott

      Are you a nek ked girl?
      Nek ked girls that like science fiction rule!
      Especially ones that like my cool bachelor pad basement. It has a washer and dryer and hot plate. I can heat us up some Spaghettios.

      October 15, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • are you home...

      got turn your computers on its time...

      October 15, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • elliot...

      do not live in a basement for the 2,000the time...if you want nekked time just call and we'll grab a room.

      October 15, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Elliot Dear

    wanna keep me company at school tonight...just turn the switch on..ha!

    October 15, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Derrick

    I loooooove this show. Those zombie walkers are tooo creeeeepy.

    October 15, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Elliott

    My grandma said she remembers back in the olden days when she was in the asylum that there were lots of invisible people there. She said other people couldn't see them but her. They would keep her company and tell her stories. Shd said this and the chocolate puddiing was the best part of being there.

    October 15, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Marie Oscar

    i love sick shows...

    October 15, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  11. C. Amera

    i adore this show, its quite funny and i cannot stop laughing!

    October 15, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Boo

    I cannot wait for this show!!! It's creepy good.

    October 15, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Name

    This sure is a dumb show. I think Nucky is a made up name. I don't think anyone likes this Boardwalk Empires show. The cars are all old and junky looking and their clothes look scratchy and uncomfortable.

    October 15, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ha...

    criminally insane men get me going too...not sure why.

    October 15, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  15. bamby

    sure i can keep "up"

    October 15, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Bart

    Criminally insane people are way cool. Especially na ked lady ones.

    October 15, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  17. AMBY

    I can not wait for this show to begin!! The 5-minute preview was great and I hope that the rest of the season can keep up!!

    October 15, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |

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