Some new details have been revealed for American Horror Story Season 2 thanks to writer Tim Minear. While it has already been reported that the returning characters will be playing opposites of their characters from season 1, and that the show will take place in a mental institution on the East Coast in the 1960’s, details of exactly what roles the returning cast will play are still a mystery. Thankfully writer Tim Minear has shared some interesting details with MTV about Jessica Lange’s character:
“She’s not playing this kind of ersatz Tennessee Williams character this time,” said Minear of Lange’s Season 2 transformation. “She’s playing something that’s a little more East Coast, a little more patrician. She’s playing a nun… an administrator of a facility. It’s different. In this instance she’s a bride of Christ.”
Interesting to say the least, especially considering Lange’s exceptional performance as the cold hearted Constance in the first season.
Minear also briefly touched on Maroon 5’s Adam Levine’s role: “Let’s say that Adam’s character is kind of a nod to contemporary sensibilities, as opposed to something from the mid-century.”
It was also brought up about the change in time and location for the news series, and Minear commented: “The truth is, when I first met with Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk about the show, I came in, I read the pilot script, and I’m like, ‘Okay, guys, this is all very well and good — I don’t know how you make this into a TV show. I don’t know how you sustain this. And Ryan immediately had the answer, and that was, ‘Oh, the way we sustain it is by the end of the season, we have killed off every character.’ And I’m like, ‘I’m in!’ And then you revamp it. Basically, in Season 2 you have a whole new story, a whole new location, a whole new time frame. You just do something different,” he added. “The reason we’re doing it in the 1960s is because that fits the story that we want to tell.”
Production is expected to begin in the summer, with the show returning to FX in October.
By Matt Wavish