Last night, Ryan Murphy appeared on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live with host Andy Cohen and dished out some scoop on American Horror Story‘s second season. First, during a round of Cohen’s nightly game “Plead the Fifth,” Murphy revealed that Golden Globe and SAG Award winner Jessica Lange will make an appearance during AHS season 2 (A rep for the show’s studio, 20th Century Fox, tells EW that there’s no official deal yet with Lange). Then, during the web-only after show, Murphy teased a few more details…

  • AHS season 2 will take place on the East Coast and will involve a “horror institution.”
  • Murphy is in talks with four of the previous AHS castmembers but none of them were the Harmons—not surprising since the entire family perished by the end of season 1. By our deduction, that means potential returnees could include Lange, Denis O’Hare, Evan Peters, and Frances Conroy.

EW readers should remember that Murphy told me exclusively last December that the secret to the second season was hidden in the penultimate “Birth” episode. It’s time to go back and watch that hour again, AHS fans! Post your theories below!

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American Horror Story

An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a haunted house, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, and a hotel.

  • TV Show
  • 9
  • TV-MA
  • Ryan Murphy
  • FX
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