American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy confirmed last night on the late night TV talk show Watch What Happens Live that the absolutely AMAZING Jessica Lange will return for the second season of American Horror Story. As you may recall, it was previously reported that an entirely new cast of actors will appear in AHS season 2 in an entirely new setting with only a select few actors from season 1 returning as well. The overwhelming majority of people were hoping that Lange would be one of the returning actors … and now we have confirmation. Click below to read more deets and watch video of Ryan Murphy confirming Jessica‘s American Horror Story return.
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Murphy stopped by the Bravo clubhouse Monday night and played Plead the Fifth on “Watch What Happens Live” (Weeknights, 11 p.m. EST on Bravo). Host Andy Cohen couldn’t resist asking Gellar about her allegedly ongoing feud with her former “All My Children” co-star Susan Lucci. When asked to characterize their on-set relationship, Gellar laughed and said, “Probably not the most ideal but, you know … better than the ‘Housewives’ reunion!” Hoping for some juicy “Glee” scoop, Cohen dipped his toe in some other troubled waters and asked Murphy about the future of Rachel, Finn, Quinn and Puck … Perhaps unsurprisingly, Murphy opted not to to revisit the topic in public: “I will plead the fifth on that.” Murphy did, however, dish on his other show, “American Horror Story.” The Season 2 casting shake-up means a houseful of new faces and characters, but will Jessica Lange — who recently won a SAG Award for her role in the series — be back for more? Lange told E! Online that she’s “thinking about it,” so what did Murphy say? Will Lange be back in Season 2? “Yes.”
I have to say … this is great news. It’s no secret that I was HORRIBLY let down by the crappy season 1 finale of American Horror Story … so much so that I STILL don’t know that I care enough to watch season 2. This news that Jessica Lange will return is the only glimmer of hope that the second season might be worth watching. Altho AHS really sucked in the end, the show was so damn good for most of the season … primarily due to Jessica‘s stellar performance. Now that we know that she will be back for AHS season 2, I’m willing to give the show a second look … maybe. I’m still not totally convinced … but if I do end up watching, it’ll be to watch Jessica Lange in action again. What do y’all think, AHS fans? Are you happy with this news?