Second Season of FX's 'American Horror Story' Billed 'Asylum'


The second season of FX's American Horror Story will be titled Asylum.

The new iterationwill return Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson and Zachary Quinto from the first installment, and feature newcomers James Cromwell, Adam Levine and Joseph Fiennes.

American Horror Story: Asylum will be set in 1964 at an insane asylum run by Jessica Lange's character.

"When we launched the show last year, we kept quiet about the closed-ended nature of the show because we didn't want to tip off the audience that the characters were not going to survive," said co-creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy in a statement. "We picked Asylum because it not only describes the setting -- an insane asylum run by Jessica Lange's character which was formerly a tuberculosis ward -- but also signifies a place of haven for the unloved and the unwanted. This year's theme is about sanity and tackling real-life horrors."