FX has officially picked up American Horror Story for a 13-episode third season. Keeping with the tradition of the original American Horror Story and American Horror Story: Asylum, some of the original actors, including Golden Globe AND Emmy winner Jessica Lange, will be back for the new season. Of course, also in AHS fashion, they won’t be reprising their original roles, instead it will be an entirely new eerie plot line.
Deadline.com tells us the news comes as a result of the immensely popular second season, which isn’t even halfway through. Asylum has increased viewership by 30% for viewers ages 18-34, and up 9% for those 19-49. FX President, John Landgraf, released a statement saying, “With American Horror Story: Asylum, Ryan(Murphy) and Brad (Falchuck) have raised the bar in every way from Murder House, the first American Horror Story miniseries.”
The first season focused on a house from hell in Los Angeles. The haunted house was chock full of ghosts, murderers, and other terrifying secrets. It starred Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott, with Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, and Evan Peters as notable supporting actors. The latter three were invited back to the second season, American Horror Story: Asylum. Season two takes place on the East Coast, at Briar Creek insane asylum in the 1960’s.
The first and second season couldn’t be more more different in terms of plot lines and characters. I can’t wait to see what the genius and twisted minds of Murphy and Falchuck come up with for the third season, in regards to both casting AND storyline.