Jessica Lange, Evan Peters Return For Third Season Of “American Horror Story”

jessica-langeAt a sneak-preview screening of American Horror Story‘s season finale, producer Ryan Murphy shared some details about the as-yet-unwritten Season 3.

Reports EW:

Murphy said he knows the tale he wants to tell and which horror pop touchstones he wants to use. He’ll begin working with the writing staff next week to plot out the saga, then pitch the plan to FX for input and approval.

Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, and Evan Peters will return next season, playing new characters per the show’s novel anthology format. Murphy also said cast members from Season 1 who weren’t in Season 2 will return, and new faces will be joining the company.

Murphy said that Lange has been offering suggestions, specifically actors she’s long wanted to work with. (He offered no names, though hinted that Oscar winners might be in the mix.) The third season will be set in multiple cities and in modern times, but will occasionally peek into the past, much like the first season. It will possess a lighter, more romantic and comedic tone, at least compared to Season 2 decidedly dark bent, and it will also have a young star-crossed lovers element, similar to Violet & Tate in season 1.

Murphy said “female power” will be a major theme. And he has promised Lange a decidedly better wardrobe, so he says to look for the star to play a more “glammed-out” character. Finally, Murphy says Season 3 will have a signature, iconic monster, a la Rubber Man of Season 1 and Bloody Face of Season 2. And this time? “She’s a woman.”

That’s all well and good, but we just want to know if Adam Levine is coming back!

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  • Katbox

    Well…hopefully it’s not a bloody mess like season two, or go downhill midseason like season one.

  • AEH

    I hope Adam Levine doesn’t return. I was glad to see the douchebag twat offed so early in the season!

  • Aidan8

    Loved season 1…. Season 2 was a mess…. As long as Season 3 includes numerous scenes of Evan Peters naked, I’ll be happy.

  • kayakriver

    Season 2 was better than season 1. Jessica Lange was simply amazing. Her and Evan Peters are very welcome to come back. Sarah Paulson was great too.

  • Allen D.

    @kayakriver: I wholeheartedly agree. I got bored with seaosn 1, but 2 has been great. There was an episode that I almost had to turn off because it made me SO uncomfortable. That’s what I personally want in a show called “American HORROR Story”. The Violet and Tate thing just got old.

    I’m not looking forward to season 3 now, at ALL.

  • iBLOW

    Season 1 was better but season 2 has them beat in the Evan Peters sexiness like I am in love with him now, it’s amazing what a hairstyle can do to a person. And as long as they keep Lange, Peters, Quinto and Paulson every season I’ll come back every season.

  • sfbeast

    Dylan McDermott should come back and do more nude scenes as well

  • jamiejoey

    Please don’t bring Dylan McDermott – his acting is so stiff and awful. Bring back Naomi Grossman who played “PEPPER” and Lily Rabe – both incredibly gifted actresses. Jessica Lange is awesome and is just such a classy woman!

  • Dawson

    Hopefully more nudity from Mr. Peters

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