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[TV] Next On “American Horror Story”, First Details Of Season 3 Revealed!!

With American Horror Story: Asylum concluding next Wednesday it’s (apparently) time to start discussing “American Horror Story: Season 3” (I’m sure the new subtitle will come later). There was a press screening of this season’s last episode tonight. In Episode 2.13 “Madness Ends,” “Johnny sets out to complete his father’s work. Lana leads the charge to finally shut down Briarcliff.” Written by Tim Minear; directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.

But the juicy part came during the Q&A, in which Ryan Murphy spilled some details (per THR) regarding next year’s season. First off? Sarah Paulson (pictured above) and Evan Peters (pictured inside) will be returning.

Want more details? Including hints at the time period and setting? There’s more inside…

– It will once again center around Jessica Lange. She will be playing a “really glamor-cat sort of lady.”

– Murphy says it’s a “modern day story.”

– Actors from Season One – actors who weren’t in Season 2 – will be returning.

– Even though it’s a modern story, Murphy says, ““What season three is about is more historical in nature… I’m also interested in getting into a horror romance. That’s certainly something that’s going to be in the water for season three… You’re going to see a very different tone in season three, but that’s the joy of the show… I think as a person right now I do feel lighter and wanting to embrace something a little bit more fun.

For more info go to THR!



  • Zombie-Killa

    A modern day setting? Interesting, and I’m looking forward to it.

    An evil nun, a broken woman, someone glamorous, it doesn’t matter. Jessica Lange has proven she can pull off anything, because she’s a great actress. And I’m overjoyed to learn season 3 will be centered around her! I’m also glad Sarah Paulson is coming back!

    • Anyla

      hell yes she’s incredible

    • KorovaMilkbar

      completely agree. I look forward to seeing her character more than any of the others. love her!!

  • I’m glad Sarah Paulson and Jessica Lange will be back. I hope Taissa Farmiga and Connie Britton will come back. Hopefully Connie can if she takes a break from Nashville.

    • djblack1313

      HorrorGeek i would LOVE it if Taissa returned!! i’d be beyond heaven if Connie also returned (i love her!) but i doubt she’s be able to get time off of NASHVILLE especially with her being the lead (unless it was just a quick cameo).

  • Sick_skwerl

    As long as they leave the damn aliens at Briarcliff…

  • djblack1313

    these bits sound very good! they needed to go lighter than season 3 or it would have become a total caricature of itself. i’m thrilled Paulson will be back. i’d much rather have Lily Rabe back than Evan Peters. he’s very meh….

    i’m anxiously awaiting some news that Frances Conroy will also be back.

    • Jhanse3 (Jhanse29)

      And I’m the opposite. I have not cared for Lily Rabe in season one or two. She’s just been very mediocre to me. I would love it if Ryan brought on Jessalyn Gilsig. She was great for him on Nip Tuck and Glee.

    • Nothing333

      I have to say I respectfully disagree as well. Lighter would make it more of a caricature of itself. Lily Rabe is good but no better than Peters. Both have great range.

  • Voorhees83

    I’m loving season 2. When I read about season 3 and I hear the words romance, fun and lighter, I really don’t know what to expect or if that sounds promising.

    Nevertheless, I doubt it will not disappoint. I love this show.

  • woodchuck

    Horror romance?! That’s fucking stupid, season 2 has been one of the coolest shows I’ve ever seen on TV and the way he described his idea for season 3 sounds like it completely ruins the entire spirit of the show, damn I hope they don’t sell out like that

  • NixEclips

    No. No no no no no. AHS should not be “light” or “fun”. There were aspects of that in the first season, but this one has upped the tension and empathy you have for the characters. You want romance? Watch that vampire bullshit. I want a psychological exploration of characters I care about. Agh. I guess I’ll see what they do.

    • ArturoMacias

      We can safely say that Murphy will still develop all of his AHS characters. That there will be those that lack the brilliance of Jessica Lange’s or Sarah Paulson’s character, yeah… but it’s to be expected.
      However, Murphy has already nixed any appearances of vampires and werewolves. He knows who his target audience is and would never disappoint. An anthology, by nature, has to give us variety. If it weren’t for Murphy’s ingenuity, wouldn’t we be going into Season 3 of Murder House.

    • ArturoMacias

      And if there had to be vampires, don’t you think Murphy would do one better and resuscitate Nosferatu or Barlow from ‘SALEM’S LOT.

  • Voorhees83

    I’m wondering what the location will be. The first season you had that famous house. Then came the awesome Asylum. I would love to see a haunted cruise ship in the future.

  • Aaron Emery

    Salem would be a cool location/ plot. I’m not really looking forward to it going “light” though. And also, there was plenty of horror romance in both seasons this far. I cringe at the thought of a Twilight season!

    • DexterAHS

      The only reason I doubt Salem is the new location is the fact that Salem is in Massachusetts which is also the location of Briarcliff.

  • dr.lamb

    I dont think they will take the “Twilight”- road. I guess the romance is just a device to propel the story and I expect a very creepy romance. Looking at the ratings for the ongoing season, I cannot believe they will go for a teen-friendly approach now.

  • Nothing333

    Lighter? Focus on romance? I’m not liking what I’m hearing but maybe Murphy isn’t properly explains what he means. I’ll still be watching.

  • djblack1313

    people need to chill. it’s not going to be a Harlequin Romance type of deal or a Jackie Collin’s novel. lol. i don’t know why some horror fans are so allergic to anything romance related in movies (any genre).

  • DexterAHS

    I hope Denis O’Hare returns. Since his True Blood stint is officially over haha.

  • John Marrone

    When I hear romance, I cant help but think something along the lines of a modernized “Dracula”. please no.

  • Flash-Over

    As long as Lily Rabe is back I’ll be happy. She is the biggest talent on the show!

    “More historical” just makes me think more that next season is about Salem/witches.

  • DarrelDreadful

    BD didnt do that great of a job giving all the details I see lol from what I read from other sites on next season – things are going to be about “female power”. No aliens, and the new icon (i.e. Bloody Face, Rubber Man) is going to be a female this time (which I think is AWESOME). A lot of people are saying witches. I dont want to bet on that just yet, and I’ll hold my tongue until after I see the finale. But I do like that they are definitely stepping in the not so obvious direction already. Some of you are getting your panties in a bunch because of words like “romance” and “fun” being used and I think thats just ridiculous. Asylum took it self in a much more serious tone than season one, so I think that season 3 will be chaotic just like the first two seasons, however, it will have more fun with itself (if you understand what Im trying to say). I cant wait for season 3 and I love the returning cast already. I have faith in everyone involved with this show and I know they will not disappoint or drop the ball. Twilight? Really? You guys seriously need to get a grip and become more open minded to the numerous possibilities that could be in store. AHS is still my favorite show on TV, cant wait to hear more on the next season.

    • djblack1313

      Darrel, THANK YOU!!! very well said. 🙂

  • DarrelDreadful

    Thanks DJ and I would like to add that the reason why I think that the “female power” approach for next season is awesome because just about every female that has been on this show, in my opinion, are terrific and powerful actresses. I dont think I could handle the thought of Jessica Lange not returning to AHS in any future season lol I fell in love with Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy (she HAS to return!), and Sarah Paulson this season.

  • It’s called American Horror Story…please stick to horror, not lighter romantic crap! I’m scared!

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