“American Horror Story” Season 2 Details
By the time FX’s American Horror Story finished its first season, it was tough to figure out where the show could possibly go. For starters, the show’s narrative had noticeably begun to come apart at the seams, never quite tying up a number of loose ends. On top of that, by the season finale, there weren’t many characters still, well, alive on the show. Where was creator/writer Ryan Murphy going to take this?
In an article published by Deadline, it seems a little clearer. In the report, Murphy and co-creator Brad Falchuk have decided to bring back some of the cast even if they died on the show. Evan Peters (“Tate”) and Jessica Lange (“Constance”) have been confirmed as two who will return.
How are they going to do this, you may be asking. One strategy might be that the show’s storyline will be moved back to the East Coast. If you remember right, it was established in the first episode of the series that the family had moved from Boston, Massachusetts, in order to escape the bad memories of infidelity. Murphy also revealed that the returning actors would be playing different characters in the upcoming second season.
On paper, this all sounds fairly disastrous, mainly because star actor Dylan McDermott will not be returning, nor will his wife and daughter on the show. That said, it’s a bold move worth saluting. When was the last time a popular show knowingly wiped the slate clean to challenge its own fan-base? Bold indeed.
Season Two of American Horror Story is currently being written, and shooting will resume in the summer in time for an early fall premiere. Either Murphy and Falchuk know what they’re doing, or American Horror Story is going to be one of the most epic letdowns after such a strong first outing.