Jessica Lange and Ryan Murphy
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04/19/2012 at 11:05 AM EDT
Diehard fans of American Horror Story
might want to mentally pack for chillier weather in the fall – say, a sweater and a straitjacket – because the second season of the shiver-inducing FX series will move the action from sunny southern California to the East Coast ... and take place in an asylum run by Jessica Lange.
"[Season 2] is set on the East Coast at an institution for the criminally insane that is run by Jessica," the show's creator, Ryan Murphy, said during a panel discussion on Wednesday.
Lange won an Golden Globe and a SAG Award
for playing the nefarious neighbor
to Dylan McDermott and Connie Britton in season one.
Murphy added that the new season will have no connection whatever to the first beside returning cast members (all playing different characters), and that it is set in another period. There'll be new costars as well, like The Voice
judge Adam Levine
Murphy had already teased that clues to where the second season would be set were hidden in the first season – specifically in a scene involving a fortuneteller explaining how places like asylums and prisons feed on negative energy.