Yesterday we heard that Jessica Lange is returning to American Horror Story for season 2 but that she is coming back as a new character. Today, we have more info from Ryan Murphy. He has revealed that Zachary Quinto, who did a scene-stealing four-episodes on the first season will be back as a series regular in Season 2. Zachary will be starring as one of the male leads opposite the amazing Jessica. I have learned today that he will be at the center of the Season 2 storyline as the nemesis of Ms Lange. Are you excited Zac will be back? There is also one more reveal on the way… 3 more returning stars. Who will it be?
While Lange had been expected to return — she confirmed ongoing negotiations at the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards, where she won for her performance on the show, Quinto’s return had been kept under wraps until now. Quinto and Murphy are friends; that’s how Quinto’s original stint on the show came about. After the critical praise Quinto received for his arc, he was open to coming back. “I had an amazing time and I only did four episodes of the season, so it was just a little bit of an appetizer for me; I would love to work more,” he said in an online interview last month.
Ryan Murphy has been slowly and strategically making more reveals about season 2. First we heard about Jessica, then Zachary, and he has said that three other actors from Season 1 of AHS will return next season. We can expect to know their names very soon…
And now we know who it is!! Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe are all coming back, y’all!
Ryan Murphy revealed all the info at PaleyFest last night. He said, “Everyone will be playing the opposite of what they played…We’re writing it and we don’t want to talk about it too much.”
Though Britton. McDermott and Taissa Farmiga will not be returning, Murphy teases, “Anyone can pop up at anytime…the Harmons were exhausted, let’s give them at least one season off…Our only rule on this show was no werewolves and no vampires. I think a supernatural element will always be a part of the show. We’re going to do something much more historically accurate.”
What do you think???