It looks as if that the last piece of the puzzle is now in place for the second season of the hit anthology series which spawned a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a series which was awarded to Jessica Lange for her role as the southern belle Constance who had quite a sexual appetite for young meat.
According to Deadline, if a contract is reached, Oscar nominee James Cromwell will join Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s unexpected hit series from FX for a big 10-episode arc opposite Lange.
Season 2 of AHS will be entirely different this season. This time around the show will be set in an East Coast institution for the criminally insane which will be run by Lange’s character. Cromwell will play the sought-after role of Dr. Arden, who works at the institution and goes head-to-head with his boss, played by Oscar winner Lange. Cromwell is the third big-name addition to AHS for next season along with fellow Oscar nominee Chloe Sevigny and Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine. They’re joined by French actress Lizzie Brocheré and four other actors from Season 1 who, like Lange, will be playing new characters: Zachary Quinto, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and Lily Rabe.