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Ryan Murphy Reveals the Title of American Horror Story's Second Chapter

Date August 01, 2012

Ryan Murphy

The second chapter of American Horror Story, which will feature characters in a mental institution, will be fittingly called "Asylum," FX announced Wednesday.

"We picked 'Asylum' because it not only describes the setting — an insane asylum run by Jessica Lange's character which was formerly a tuberculosis ward — but also signifies a place of haven for the unloved and the unwanted," executive producer Ryan Murphy said in a statement. "This year's theme is about sanity and tackling real-life horrors."

American Horror Story: Details on Jessica Lange and Adam Levine's New Roles

The show has recruited a host of big names for its second season cast, including Lange, Zachary Quinto, Adam Levine, James Cromwell and Joseph Fiennes.

The first chapter of American Horror Story— which featured Lange, Quinto, Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott and was set in a haunted Los Angeles house — received 17 Emmy nominations last month, setting a record for the most nominations for a miniseries in history. The show qualified as a miniseries because the first season had a definitive conclusion.

American Horror Story returns to FX in October.


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