But she wonâ€™t reprise her memorable role in the new season, which resumes production in late July for a mid-October return to FX. Sheâ€™ll play someone entirely new, promises Murphy.
â€œWe have designed the second season of American Horror Story completely around her character,â€ Murphy told EW exclusively. â€œLast year Jessica came in with Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott. This will really be the Jessica Lange show so Iâ€™m very excited about it. We are designing this amazing new opposite of the Constance character for her. She and I have spoken about different things. She has a lot of ideas, and has a lot of input into her character. She told me some things she has always wanted to play as an actress. Sheâ€™s a great collaborator and a great friend.â€
â€œI really sweated this negotiation,â€ continues Murphy, â€œso Iâ€™m glad she is firmly on board.â€
Lange is not the only actor from season 1 who will return for a second year. Murphy said he signed three more, but wonâ€™t reveal their identities until Friday when he and the AHS cast members participate in the annual PaleyFest in Beverly Hills. (
AHS season 2 will take place on the East Coast and will involve a horror institution. Regrettably, thatâ€™s all we can get from Murphy.
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