Photo Credit: Courtesy of Ryan Murphy
Ryan Murphy, creator of FX's American Horror Story, is notoriously tight-lipped about future plot details -- at least when it comes to this Emmy-nominated horror series. But he's not above a cryptic tweet or two to get fans speculating about season 2.
On Monday, he tweeted this photo of The Voice's Adam Levine, who joined season 2 as one half of a mysterious couple tagged The Lovers. (The Playboy Club's Jenna Dewan, who's the real-life wife of Channing Tatum, plays Levine's better half.)
Levine doesn't exactly look intimidated by the crudely drawn (probably in blood) picture of someone named Bloody Face on the wall. But then, maybe they're buddies. Anything goes, on this show.
Based on what's known about season 2, AHS fans sure have an exciting season ahead of them! And of course, in this context, "exciting" means lots of bone-chilling scenes of horror and dread! The season will be set in a New England insane asylum circa 1964, and the actors will return in totally new roles.
"They’re going to look different, they’re going to sound different, they’re going to have different accents," Murphy told Vulture. Jessica Lang will rule the roost this year, playing a nun in charge of the place. "And she’s so the opposite of Constance this year," he says. "Like, if she was the wilting Blanche DuBois character, there’s not a shred of that now."
"I guess if the first season was about infidelity, the second season is about sanity," he continues. "What makes someone sane or insane? Sometimes the people you think are insane are actually the most sane of all. It’s fun to write about people who society throws away."
Murphy sees an insane asylum as just another kind of haunted house. It's "a really, really, really fun thing to do because you can write all these people locked up in it," he said.
Indeed, he's hired several new actors to fill the asylum, including James Cromwell and Joseph Fiennes as Lang's fellow doctors; The Secret Circle's Chris Zylka as a beautiful deaf mute; and Chloe Sevigny, Britne Oldford and Mark Consuelos are among the many actors who may or may not be playing crazy.
As for Levine, he doesn't look too crazy in Murphy's tweeted photo. But looks are deceiving, especially on this show.