Now, in an interview with New York Magazine's The Vulture, showrunner and co-creator Ryan Murphy revealed a pocketful of new details for the second season which has now sent our anticipation level to an all new height. Read on for the details:
It's set in an institution for the criminally insane that Jessica Lange's character runs,"[i/] explains Murphy,[i] "which is a really, really, really fun thing to do because you can write all these people locked up in it. And I guess if the first season was about infidelity, the second season is about sanity. 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.
I haven't said this publicly, Murphy continues, but the new season is set in the sixties and Chloë Sevigny, for example, plays a character who was put in an asylum because she was a woman who likes sex, so her husband sends her away. At the time, you were able to put people away for that. Another character is institutionalized for being a lesbian. To me, there’s nothing more scary than somebody coming to you and saying they’re going to take you away and put you in a mad house and you have no legal rights and there you shall stay till the end of your days. That is a real horror. Everybody has felt people thinking, "You’re fucking crazy." Even somebody saying that to you is scary.
As previously reported, a handful of last seasons characters, such as Jessica Lange will make their return but in different roles. When asked if viewers would be able to adjust to seeing the same actors in new roles Murphy replied, I think they will. I think that people will love seeing Evan Peters, who was last season’s ultimate badass bad boy and this year is the hero of the show. It’s not like the actors are playing similar parts. They’re going to look different, they’re going to sound different, they’re going to have different accents. It’s a different time period. The actors are so excited to do that and hopefully their enthusiasm will translate. I mean, I would pay to watch Jessica Lange read the phonebook. And she’s so the opposite of Constance this year. Like, if she was the wilting Blanche DuBois character, there’s not a shred of that now.
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Source: New York Magazine's The Vulture