‘American Horror Story’ Season 3: Ryan Murphy Talks New Setting
For those watching last night's 'American Horror Story: Asylum' return "The Name Game," the show brought it's usual level of insanity between aliens, exorcisms and even an impromptu dance number, but fans might not have realized that the hour also contained a hidden clue toward 'American Horror Story' season 3! What does series creator Ryan Murphy have to say about the reveal, and how the current season will wrap up in the next few episodes?
'American Horror Story' dished out any number of clues last night that could point toward the FX horror thriller's third season, to be set in a new time and location as with 'Asylum.' There was Pepper's talk of how the world treats "freaks," or perhaps the possessed Sister Mary Eunice's efforts to bring things "into the 21st century," but series creator Ryan Murphy has his own specific vision. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Murphy elaborated on the hints dropped withing last night's "The Name Game."
I don’t think anything could ever be as dark as the mental health care system in our country. I sorta feel like for the third version I want to do something that’s a little bit more “evil glamour.” Just something that’s a little bit more…one of the things that I missed this season was I really loved having that Romeo & Juliet youth story with Violet and Tate. I want something like that again and we’re doing something like that in the third season.
And we’re contemplating shooting the show in a different place. We’re contemplating shooting it in a place in the country where true horror has been. We’ve got lots of delicious plans.
Even with the third season ahead, once again set to feature Jessica Lange, 'Asylum' still has plenty threads of its own to wrap up. Sister Mary Eunice and Dr. Arden might have been - SPOILER ALERT - cremated together, but Murphy promises next week's installment "Spilt Milk" will provide closure to both the cat-and-mouse dynamic between Lana Winters and Dr. Oliver "Bloody Face" Thredson, but the aliens' experiments with Kit and Grace as well.
The series will also move through multiple years to showcase two surviving characters' journey into the present day, as well as the decline of the mental health system viewed through Jude's plight. Fans can rest easy however, as unlike the first season of 'American Horror Story, Murphy plans to leave no character fates unresolved. "No one will end this season having any questions at all about what happened to any character."
What say you? Did "The Name Game" provide you with any clues to 'American Horror Story' season 3? Where do you think the final episodes of 'Asylum' will end up? Watch a preview of "Spilt Milk" below, and give us your theories in the comments!