New Trailer, Images and Character Details for AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM

     August 29, 2012


The second season of the FX anthology series American Horror Story (subtitled Asylum) debuts this October, and we now finally have our first look at the new cast.  A slew of images and character information has gone online, giving us details about the characters played by Jessica Lange, Adam Levine, Zachary Quinto, Joseph Fiennes and more.  Co-creator Ryan Murphy already revealed that actors returning from last season would be playing entirely different characters this year, so after the jump you can take a look at Lange, Quinto, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe in their brand new roles.  For those unaware, Asylum moves the creepy action from a California murder house to a mental institution in Massachusetts called Briarcliff.

Hit the jump to check out the images and character info, along with another creepy teaser trailer.  American Horror Story: Asylum debuts in October.

american-horror-story-asylum-posterHere’s a brief rundown of the new cast of characters, per EW:

  • Jessica Lange – Sister Jude, a nun who’s “more sadistic than saintly.”
  • Zachary Quinto – Dr. Thredson, a psychiatrist who butts heads with Sister Jude over his forward-thinking ways.
  • James Cromwell – Dr. Arden, a doctor whose sadistic experiments created a group of mutated humans known as the Raspers.
  • Lily Rabe – Sister Eunice, second-in-command to Sister Jude.
  • Joseph Fiennes – Monsignor Timothy O’Hara, Sister Jude’s superior and the object of her affections.
  • Adam Levine – Leo, one half of a newlywed couple visiting modern-day Briarcliff.
  • Jenna Dewan Tatum – Teresa, the bride of Adam Levine’s character.
  • Evan Peters – Kit, a new Briarcliff inmate who is accused of murdering his wife.
  • Sarah Paulson – Lana, a lesbian journalist who is committed by her girlfriend after she “nearly exposes Briarcliff’s darkest secrets.”
  • Chloe Sevigny – Shelley, a mysterious nymphomaniac.

Here’s the new teaser trailer, followed by the images.