In a recent interview, American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy not only confirmed that season 2 of the series will be completely different than the first season, but that a few of season 1’s cast members will be returning. How this will play out, though, we shall see.
Murphy has wrapped up the Harmons’ story with AHS and has plans to move season 2 to another setting and another house:
“The second season of the show will [feature] a brand new home or building to haunt,” Murphy said in a conference call with reporters. ”It will also have a new overriding theme.”
However, there is still the question of a quickly growing would-be anti Christ child that Jessica Lange’s Constance is looking after to deal with.
Although Murphy did confirm that Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott will not be returning for season 2 (there goes all those gratuitous naked butt camera shots), some cast members will be returning:
“There will be familiar faces and some new faces. People that are coming back will be playing completely new characters… Getting to tell a different aspect of what an American horror story can be [every season] is fascinating.”
Well, that does sound interesting, don’t you think?
Murphy also added that he is in talks with a few Season 1 cast members to return full time, but refused to name names. We should be getting an official announcement about the new cast and story in February, though.
Murphy offered a tease about Season 2:
“There’s a clue in the last three episodes where we say what the second season will be.”
Great, now I’m going to have to go re-watch those. But I do like the idea of changing the story every season. I think that will be key in keeping the series fresh.