American Horror Story Renewed for Season 3, Jessica Lange to Return… But Who'll She Play?

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American Horror Story RenewedAmerican Horror Story is far from done haunting FX.

The network Thursday announced that Ryan Murphy‘s scary drama will be back for a third season next year.

Even better, Jessica Lange — who played Southern mama Constance in Season 1 and is Asylum‘s Sister Jude — will return in the show’s next incarnation.

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Asylum ends its run on Jan. 23; the new 13-episode season will begin production this summer and bow in Fall 2013.

There are no details yet on Lange’s role or where the series, which switches location and era each season, will take place. Hit the comments with your suggestions/predictions about where Murphy’s gang of ghosts and ghouls should end up!

Comments (115)

  • In a prison with Lange as warden

    Comment by karen third – November 28, 2012 12:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The prison idea with Jessica lange as a warden is cool.
      They should be In modern France with Jess as a mime!!!!!!
      In an interview she said she studied mime

      Comment by Caroline – November 30, 2012 01:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think it will set in the future… It’s going to be a story about dealers of DNA, a conspiracy theory of the governement and something that involves a new kind of plague…

    Comment by Kristof – November 28, 2012 12:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What about a “Psycho” type of story line with a bates motel and it’s travelers? So many possibilities with this… I do love this show and hope it stays around for a long time!! I love the twistedness of this season! Way to go to all involved!!

    Comment by Kat – November 28, 2012 12:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i love Evan peters and violet too. i still love the haunted house spookiness .

    Comment by charlotte – November 28, 2012 01:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Im diggin the salem witch ideas! Lange could read the dictionary for an hour and make it awesome, love her!!

    Comment by CrisC – November 28, 2012 03:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • New Orleans, Southern Belles, I’m talking Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte type of stuff, but hyped with Voodoo!

    Comment by Brian F. – November 28, 2012 06:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Future in the last city in the world.

    Comment by Madd Minion – November 28, 2012 08:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • They should go to the 70′s. I hope the guy who plays dr. Thredson/Bloodyface comes back… He’s sooooo frakken HOT!!

    Comment by Caroline – November 30, 2012 01:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • amazing. I agree sexy Evan Peters must come back he is AMAZING and zachary quinto lily and sarah paulson all of them make it amazing. Last season with the Harmons was amazing kept you on your toes, and this season is the same way I love both seasons and cannot wait to see what Murphy has in store for next season. Best show ever!

    Comment by danyell – December 1, 2012 03:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please bring back Evan peters!!! He’s soo sexy! And an amazing actor! Keeps me watching the show

    Comment by Kelsey – December 1, 2012 07:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So far, of all the posts I’ve read, the Holocaust and a Twisted Carnival sounds not only intriguing but entirely terrifying. One story being real-life conditions that for some, probably don’t realize how horrible life was during that time and what a great way to depict that. On the other hand, the carnival story, a-mazing idea!! What is more disturbing than clowns, hall of mirrors and what happens after hours at a carnival??? Awesome ideas! Can’t wait to watch no matter what the new season brings.

    Comment by Jared – December 2, 2012 08:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Evan peters needs to come back, if he doesn’t I won’t watch it.

    Comment by Emma Jernigan and Anna Caplan – December 6, 2012 05:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree with you… If Evan Peters doesnt appear in the season 3, the i wont watch it

      Comment by mariana – January 13, 2013 06:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think a haunted hotel or a house in the south with voodoo and witches like someone said. I think the whole southern new Orleans supernatural thing would be fun and spooky. The skelton key scared me pretty good!

    Comment by Katie – December 7, 2012 09:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Evan Peters needs to come back. If he doesn’t I will honestly cry my eyes out!! Also Alexandra Breckenridge, young maid from season 1, should come back! But mainly Evan Peters!

    Comment by Sammi – December 13, 2012 07:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • In season 1 the psychic tells violet the most haunted places are Old Houses, Asylums and Prisions. I think season 3 will be set in prision.

    Comment by aaron – December 16, 2012 11:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Am I the only person disappointed that the story from season 1 wont be continued?

    Comment by Riley – December 24, 2012 12:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Loved Season 1 !!! Hated Season 2 – way too sick for me!

    Comment by Margaret A Deservio-Mastro – December 27, 2012 11:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love the idea of a cabin in the woods. Maybe Jessica Lange could be the mother of a psychotic killer, kind of like Jason Vorhees and his mother. Or maybe a mixture with the Texas Chainsaw Massacre story. A swamp/marsh kind of area. The time could be present, just like season 1, and Jessica helps her son gather victims in their underground lab below their cabin. Kinda like Thredson does. The voodoo practice and southern plantation ideas catch my attention as well. But a haunted traveling carnival does not.

    Comment by Rick – December 31, 2012 01:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Carnival.

    Comment by Danielle – January 2, 2013 09:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • definitely something that has to do with early american war. the boarding school idea is good but i feel like it would be a little similar to asylum.

    Comment by Samantha – January 3, 2013 02:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 1920′s Haunted Movie Lots; more psychological horror and less graphic gore.

    Comment by Jen – January 7, 2013 10:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar needs to become a regular. She will make this show unbeiliveably popular!

    Comment by Tyler Campbell – January 8, 2013 06:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’d like to see the 1920′s/30′s maybe next season, with Quinto, Paulson, Lange, Peters, Rabe and Brochere. Oh, and no terrible cameos from Adam Levine (who should stick to the singing!)

    Comment by nat – January 9, 2013 10:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So ryan Murphy is saying he wants to bring the sick twisted “Romeo and Juliet” back and travel over seas and every one is saying something about voodoo or freakshows. I think it will be something along the line of Barbados type voodoo and war.

    Comment by Stephanie – January 10, 2013 12:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Prison? In the original clue from Sarah Paulson in the first season she mentions “You’ll see it all the time in places like prisons or asylums. Negative energy feeds on trauma and pain…” Which provided the clue for season 2. What are the chances that the first season provides clues for the entire anthology? You see alot of langes character in isolation, symbolic of prison…. just an idea I havent noticed anyone else bring up yet.

    Comment by Melisa Moore – January 10, 2013 01:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • we would like to see evan peters too

    Comment by mariana – January 13, 2013 06:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • AHS is the end all be all!!! I never what the credits to roll..but a.circus? It’s been done to death!!! (literally!!) The future?? It’s Jessica Lange!! Not sigourney weaver!! I don’t really have any suggestion!! And i hesitate to speculate!! I dont want to know a thing until its released!! It ruins the anticipation!!! But if the first 2 seasons are ANY indication…these amazing writers DO NOT NEED ANY HELP!!! LOVE THIS SERIES…..TO DEATH!!!!! ;) simply CANNOT WAIT FOR SEASON 3!!!! It’s gonna be a loooong summer without it!!!

    Comment by Shannon C. Cooper – January 16, 2013 08:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • As long as Lily Rabe and Evan Peters are in the next season , I`m happy :)

    Comment by Kristine – January 25, 2013 12:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think a great story line would be a cursed motel
    In the south where once you check in there’s no way your going to check out! EVAN PETERS IS A MUST HAVE

    Comment by Katie Economou – February 5, 2013 03:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I would love to see something along the lines of the Icelandic folklore where the brother and sister conceive a child and escape justice by moving into an isolated valley (village). Lily Rabe could play the daughter and peter Evan’s a possible son, Jessica Lange, the sister/mother. They could tell a story of butchery and debauchery. In the Icelandic myths the “brother” of the couple has a magical ability to entry or exit into the valley. Maybe something like this could occur; you can come in, but you can not leave…

    What ya’ think?

    Comment by Jane Book – February 28, 2013 05:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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