American Horror Story Pits James Cromwell Against Jessica Lange in Season 2

Oscar-nominated film vet James Cromwell is in final talks to join the cast for American Horror Story Season 2, as the main adversary for Jessica Lange‘s new character.

As reported by our sister site Deadline, Cromwell would play a doctor at the East Coast mental institution lorded over by Lange’s character, with whom he will regularly clash.

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Other new faces on tap for Season 2 of the FX hit include Big Love‘s Chloe Sevigny, The Voice‘s Adam Levine and French actress Lizzie Brochere, while Golden Globe winner Lange, Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe — who in Season 1 played Constance, Chad, Tate, psychic Billie Dean and doctor’s wife Nora — are all set to return but as different characters.

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Crowell’s myriad film credits include The Artist, The Green Mile and Babe, while his TV resume boasts runs on 24, Six Feet Under and ER.

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11 Comments
  1. kevin says:

    I remember him playing Jack Bauer’s evil dad Phillip in the sixth season of 24. Man, Phillip Bauer is like his inner Darth Vader.

  2. M says:

    Great news!

  3. DL says:

    Great casting news! I’ll always think of him as George from Six Feet Under. Can’t wait for this season of AHS!

  4. C Marie says:

    Loved him in Six Feet Under! He’ll be great! Also… this is the first I’m finding out that Chloe Sevingy is joining the cast! SO excited!! She’s a brilliant actress and has the perfect vibe for this kind of show.

  5. Jay says:

    I think John Lithgow would be great if they can’t get him..

  6. Sam says:

    I’m loving the season 2 cast more and more. Could it possibly top season 1? I say it’s a possibility.

  7. Volcfom says:

    “That’ll do pig, that’ll do.”
    Excited for season two!

  8. tahina says:

    Exciting castiong news! and wow for Chloe Sevingy. Saw her recently on Law and Order SVU in a chilling portrayal of a psychopath..she will be great with Jessica!

  9. A says:

    ugh I really didn’t like him on Six Feet Under. He was so annoying.

  10. KDLM says:

    Hi! Could you please confirm that filming either has already begun or will begin this week? That’s what I have heard.

  11. DJackson says:

    This is fabulous news. I am excited to see that Chloe is on board too!!

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