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Here They Are! ALL The New Characters In American Horror Story: Asylum REVEALED!

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YES! YES! YES!

We've been anxiously awaiting these kind of details about the second season of American Horror Story ever since we found out that Ryan Murphy would be transitioning the series - and some of his actors - from modern day Los Angeles to a Massachusetts mental institution run by nuns in the 1960s!

And now, with the premiere of American Horror Story: Asylum fast approaching, we now know just who exactly Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson, and Zachary Quinto will be portraying…as well as new additions Joseph Fiennes, James Cromwell, Chloë Sevigny, Adam Levine and Jenna Dewan!

For example, ch-ch-check out the Maroon 5 frontman (above)!

According to the latest Entertainment Weekly, his character Leo is described as:

…One half of a newlywed couple visiting modern-day Briarcliff. If you thought Rubber Man was a formidable foe, wait until you meet the Big Bad whose attention Leo draws. Let's just say, this adversary effectively kills the honeymoon romance. And, since this is American Horror Story, it's safe to guess that's only the start.

AGH! We're already stressed out just THINKING of all of the HORRIFIC things that could befall our beloved Adam!

Especially now, with all this new, spook-tastic information!

Find out what we're talking about by checking all of the new production stills (below) and details about their characters…AFTER THE JUMP!!!

Jessica Lange as Sister Jude

After a game-changingly merciless freshman season that netted 17 Emmy nods, co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have packed up L.A.'s Murder House and relocated the series to Briarcliff, a Massachusetts mental institution. Though Asylum, which is largely set in 1964, introduces a whole new crop of characters, one of the most anticipated returning players is Lange. After scoring a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Constance Langdon in season 1, Lange now takes on Sister Jude, a nun who's more sadistic than saintly.

Zachary Quinto as Dr. Thredson

Quinto stood out in season 1 as Chad, the gay former Murder House owner who battled with Constance over the new owners' unborn child. This season, Quinto will once again tangle with Lange when the Star Trek actor portrays a psychiatrist whose forward-thinking ways conflict with Sister Jude's management style.

James Cromwell as Dr. Arden

He may appear harmless, but the not-so-good doctor is behind one of the season's newest frights: the Raspers. The mutated humans lurk in the forest outside of the institution and are a product of Arden's diabolical experiments on Briarcliff's inmates. Oh, and Arden may or may not be a Nazi, so think about that the next time you're watching Babe.

Lily Rabe as Sister Eunice

After playing Nora Montgomery, mother of the infamous Infantata, last season, Rabe ramps up her relationship to Lange as second-in-command Sister Eunice. Eunice may seem to be a bit dense, but Rabe promises there's more to her.

Joseph Fiennes as Monsignor Timothy O'Hara

Sister Jude's superior finds himself on the receiving end of the nun's affections (and fantasies), but he's not entirely innocent. Not unlike the red lingerie under Jude's habit, there are dark intentions under Msgr. O'Hara's grace and piety.

Adam Levine as Leo

For his TV acting debut, the Maroon 5 singer — perhaps the most anxiously awaited newcomer of season 2 — will play one half of a newlywed couple visiting modern-day Briarcliff. If you thought Rubber Man was a formidable foe, wait until you meet the Big Bad whose attention Leo draws. Let's just say, this adversary effectively kills the honeymoon romance. And, since this is American Horror Story, it's safe to guess that's only the start.

Jenna Dewan as Teresa

Mrs. Channing Tatum plays the second half of Asylum's high-profile newlywed couple. She may look fierce here, but something tells us it won't be long before she'll be screaming in terror.

Evan Peters as Kit

Peters has gotten rid of the shaggy blonde hair (and rubber suit) he donned to play Constance's dead son Tate in season 1. This year, he'll be subject to Sister Jude's brutal punishment (read: shackles, canes). One of the newest Briarcliff inmates, Kit is committed after being accused of murdering his wife (played by Britne Olford), though he claims she was abducted — and not by humans.

Sarah Paulson as Lana

The psychic powers of Paulson's season 1 character Billie Dean Howard are gone, but the actress still plays a character with intuition. Lesbian journalist Lana is committed to the asylum by her own girlfriend after she nearly exposes Briarcliff's darkest secrets.

Chloë Sevigny as Shelley

The Big Love veteran plays nymphomaniac inmate Shelley. Little else is known about the character, but the actress promises season 2 will be just as fun and crazy as the first. Emphasis on the crazy, of course.

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5 comments to “Here They Are! ALL The New Characters In American Horror Story: Asylum REVEALED!”



  1. 1

    Can't wait! Hope Evan Peters' character this time around isn't as annoying



  2. 2

    For some reason I keep getting a vibe that Adam Levine's character is going to get killed of extremely early in the season. I don't know if it's because he'd have trouble filming during The Voice or if it's just because he's so high profile and it's his first acting gig. No spoilers here, I haven't heard anything to lead me to such a belief- just thinking aloud.



  3. 3

    This is a really solid cast. Ryan Murphy gets all this cred with Glee because it appeals to more people, but personally this show is so much more interesting and I have to hand it to him… he got a boat load of talent for season 2. I only wish Connie Britton was returning as well as Taissa Farmiga. They were so good in the first season. Maybe for season 3?



  4. 4

    They all look period except Adam Levine and whoever is playing 'Theresa'.

  5. Mark says – reply to this


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    American Horror Story can’t get here any more quickly! With the way things go on that show I think everyone is in danger of being killed off early in the show. I work nights so I will be recording it on my Hopper so I can keep up with the show. The 2,000 hours of storage space makes it easy to record and store shows so I can view them when I have time. My coworkers at Dish suggested that I make the upgrade and it’s been a good decision!