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‘American Horror Story’ Reveals Three More Returning Cast Members

American Horror Story Season 2
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As different as the second season of FX and Ryan Murphy’s ‘American Horror Story‘ is shaping up to be, it’s good to know that at least a few familiar faces will grace our screens when the epic scare-fest returns.

Following the two earlier announcements that ‘American Horror Story’ season 2 would focus on a returning Jessica Lange’s brand-new character, and that former guest -star Zachary Quinto would also count himself among the lead roles, Friday’s ‘American Horror Story’ Paleyfest panel finally revealed the long-teased identities of the three other faces who would return.  Joining Lange and Quinto, Evan Peters (Tate Langdon), Sarah Paulson (Constance’s medium Billie Dean) and Lily Rabe (Norah Charles) will all return for new roles!

So just how new will these roles be?  According to Ryan Murphy himself, “Anybody could pop up at any time, and everybody will be playing the opposite of what they played.”  Could Evan Peters go from tortured teenage spirit to well-adjusted young man, and Sarah Paulson from a medium to a large?  Ha!  Get it?  I’ll be here all week.

As previously revealed, ‘American Horror Story’ season 2 will take place on the East Coast, and while not necessarily utilize ghosts as in the first season, Murphy says “A supernatural element will always be a part of the show.  But we’re trying to do something more historically accurate.  Our only rule is no werewolves, and no vampires.”  Bummer!

On the other hand, Murphy was willing to note during the panel that even though Jessica Lange will be playing an entirely all-new character, the show does want to at some point address the alluded-to, but never spoken of fourth child of Lange’s first-season character Constance.  Gentleman, start your theorizing!

What say you, ‘American Horror Story’ fans?  Did you get everyone you wanted for the new season, or is ‘American Horror Story’ just not all that delicious without the Harmons, or at least Denis O’Hare?  Start your predictions on what’s next for the second season of the horror-filled drama, and share your scariest thoughts in the comments below!

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