A brand new teaser trailer for American Horror Story: Asylum went on-line earlier, and this new thirty second piece of goodness invites you to “enter the Asylum”, and enter we shall. It is just under two weeks before the second series debuts in the US on FX, and I can hardly wait. Along with the new teaser trailer, a brand new featurette teasing us at how much sexier and scarier the new season will be has also been released. You can watch them both at the bottom of this post.
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The new season takes place in the 1960’s in a mental asylum on the East Coast. The majority of the original cast are returning, although they will be playing the opposite to the characters they portrayed in the superb first season. Ryan Murphy is back in charge of the series, and apart from the cast, much of the story has been kept quiet. We do know that the new season focuses on Jessica Lange’s new character who is the head of the Asylum.
American Horror Story: Asylum is due to begin on FX on 17th October.
The cast consists of Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and Lily Rabe with the newbies being Adam Levine, Jenna Dewan, Clea DuVall, James Cromwell, Franka Potente, Mark Consuelos, Lizzie Brochere, Joseph Fiennes, Chloë Sevigny, and Chris Zylka.
Here are those character descriptions:
- Jessica Lange – Sister Jude, a nun who’s “more sadistic than saintly
- Zachary Quinto – Dr. Thredson, a psychiatrist who butts heads with Sister Jude over his forward-thinking ways.
- James Cromwell – Dr. Arden, a doctor whose sadistic experiments created a group of mutated humans known as the Raspers.
- Lily Rabe – Sister Eunice, second-in-command to Sister Jude.
- Joseph Fiennes – Monsignor Timothy O’Hara, Sister Jude’s superior and the object of her affections.
- Adam Levine – Leo, one half of a newlywed couple visiting modern-day Briarcliff.
- Jenna Dewan Tatum – Teresa, the bride of Adam Levine’s character.
- Evan Peters – Kit, a new Briarcliff inmate who is accused of murdering his wife.
- Sarah Paulson – Lana, a lesbian journalist who is committed by her girlfriend after she “nearly exposes Briarcliff’s darkest secrets.
- Chloe Sevigny – Shelley, a mysterious nymphomaniac.