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Deadwood Alum Ian McShane Joins American Horror Story: Asylum

Date October 10, 2012

Ian McShane

Ian McShane has joined the long list of stars heading to American Horror Story: Asylum.

The Deadlwoodalum has landed a role on the second season of the anthology series, as first announced by series co-creator Ryan Murphy on Wednesday.

Watch the first five minutes of American Horror Story: Asylum

Details on his role were unavailable, but Murphy noted on Twitter that the Golden Globe winner will "tussle" with Jessica Lange's Sister Jude, one of the nuns who runs the insane asylum at Briarcliff Manor (aka this season's Murder House, of sorts).

McShane, whose credits also include Kingsand Dallas, joins the expanding cast for Season 2, including returning players Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Zachary Quinto and Evan Peters, along with newbies James Cromwell, Joseph Fiennes, Adam Levine and Lizzie Brochere, among others.

American Horror Story: Asylumpremieres Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 10/9c on FX.

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