All right, show of hands: who saw FX’s American Horror Story last season? Everyone? Good, because HOLY CRAP, how crazy was that show? Let’s face it: series creator Ryan Murphy writes shows by just throwing everything he can get his hands on into a bag, shaking it up, and then seeing what comes out, but this approach works wonders when it comes to the horror genre, because horror is supposed to be convoluted and mixed-up; if you ever actually knew what was going on, it wouldn’t be scary anymore. Anyway, the show is coming back for a second season, and this time we’re getting a hot male musician in an insane asylum instead of a haunted house. Entertainment Weekly reports:
According to Murphy, the show’s sophomore season “is set on the East Coast at an institution for the criminally insane that is run by Jessica [Lange].” He revealed the news yesterday at a TV Academy panel in North Hollywood. As The Hollywood Reporter points out, AHS‘s season one episode Birth contained a clue about this setting; in one scene, a medium played by Sarah Paulson notes that certain places, like prisons or asylums (or Murder Houses), tend to be filled with a negative energy that feeds on trauma and pain. But don’t expect to see Lange reprise her role as cruel, campy Constance Langdon. Instead, she’ll be playing a new character altogether — fitting, since Murphy also explained that season two “is set in a completely different time period.” AHS cast members Paulson, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, and Zachary Quinto will appear with Lange in season two; Murphy has not yet revealed which of them, if any, will play inmates at Lange’s asylum. They’ll also be joined by a new face: The Voice coach Adam Levine, who will play one of two “lovers,” alongside an actress yet to be named.
Does Adam Levine actually have any sort of acting experience? I mean, other than sitting between Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green on The Voice and pretending that one of them didn’t just fart? Meh, who cares. As long as Mr. Murphy has him naked and crying/masturbating (like Dylan McDermott in season one), I’m okay with that. (Yeah, that was still the most awesomely messed-up scene ever and I loved it. Sue me.)