Ian McShane joins cast of American Horror Story

I have refrained from the trailers for the upcoming season of American Horror Story. I suppose I have concerns that the show won’t work a second time around, although the story is completely different for season 2. I’m not sure it will work with using the same actors again in different parts, but Jessica Lange could play a tree and she would be brilliant.

But there’s a bit of casting news that peaked my interest. Deadwood‘s Ian McShane, one of my all-time favorite actors, has been tapped to star in this season of American Horror Story.

Ryan Murphy, the creator of American Horror Story, announced McShane’s addition to the cast on Twitter and teased that the character will “tussle” with Lange’s character, a head nun in a mental institution. If that doesn’t make me want to watch, nothing will. Needless to say, I’ll be blued to my t.v. for that alone. But who will get to chew the most scenery?

The new season of American Horror Story premieres next week, October 17th.

Watch the first five minutes of the first episode below. What do you think?

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