American Horror Story Scoop: Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson to Return for Season 3

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American Horror Story Season 3 SpoilersEvan Peters and Sarah Paulson will check back into American Horror Story for Season 3.

Peters and Paulson, who both appeared in the original run and the current Asylum incarnation, join returning cast member Jessica Lange, who will also play a new character in the next season.

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Executive producer Ryan Murphy announced the news at a press Q&A, adding that some other faces from the first year will return. Additionally, just as Season 2 had Bloody Face, Season 3 will have “a great icon — and it’s a woman,” he teased.

As for the setting of the next installment, Murphy said on Twitter that last night’s penultimate episode contained three clues. (TVLine’s best guess: The show is fixin’ to serve up some Southern-fried chills and thrills.)

Other Season 3 teases from Murphy:

- The storyline will consist of “something funnier” because he missed what Jessica Lange’s Constance brought to Season 1.

- Lange is returning partly because Murphy promised her “hair and makeup and the best designer gowns ever” after she had to be so dressed down this season. Her character is described as “a glamour cat leading lady.”

- Season 3 will be “more historical in nature” and have a “different tone” than Season 2. But, says Murphy, “That’s the joy of the show.” It will also take place in modern day, but just like past seasons, we will see different “time periods” and “there [will] also be different cities.”

- In addition to AHS vets Lange, Paulson and Peters, “We want to have some new people come in and some [Season 1] people come back.” As for the new people, Murphy says he is looking to cast “actors Jessica wanted to work with.”

-  Peters will “probably go back to playing a sobbing psychopath.”

- Regarding Paulson, “I know who [she's] playing,” Murphy stated, before adding with a laugh, “She does not.”

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



Comments (83)

  • I think ALL of the actors and actresses did a phenomenal job!! It would be great to see Connie Britton return to the series as well! Chloe Sevigny also.

    Comment by Maria – February 1, 2013 11:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please no fairies.
    Southern chills and thrills…but please no faries.
    Can’t wait to see Jessica all dressed in fancy gowns.
    Bring on season 3

    Comment by elizatsh – February 1, 2013 11:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • We need more episodes! This lasted like 3 months! We need more!

    Comment by Elizabeth – February 1, 2013 11:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Should be a 22 episode season :(

    Comment by Kyle – February 1, 2013 11:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Heard this year has to do with SALEM….like witches….boy oh boy….i hope so. that would be great!!!

    Comment by Kim – February 6, 2013 04:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Zachary Quinto MUST come back! Wouldn’t mind more of Adam Levine either!

    Comment by Robert Wellinger – February 7, 2013 11:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cant wait for season 3 !!!! Im hooked everytime !!! Wish i could join the cast and play a role….

    Comment by Chris Orta – February 7, 2013 11:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • BRING PEPPER BACK. I miss my little pinhead!!!!!!

      Comment by Lola – February 7, 2013 10:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great cast, and Kathy Bates is a super addition to it. I hope Quinto returns as well.

    Comment by ahs – February 26, 2013 01:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I agree – Lily Rabe and Zachary Quinto have to be in 3rd season. ^^

    Comment by Lucie J. Kitten – February 27, 2013 04:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love american horror story! Violet and tate r perfectfor eachother. I love even peters and his character tate! ❤❤❤❤❤

    Comment by Lindsay – March 24, 2013 11:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m sure Murphy cast actor’s Lange “wanted to work with” as in taking her career wants into consideration. She clearly has one heck of a resume and I would take her opinion/ wants as well. She has a huge fan base and just can’t go wrong no matter what role she plays! I’m sure she has ppl she wants to work with as well as actors/actresses that would LOVE to work with her as well.
    Evan Peters… YES! I love love LOVED him in Season 1 as a psycho… so glad to hear he’ll be crazy again, LoL… Paulson, Lange and now Kathy Bates too?! YaY!

    Comment by Shellyyyy – April 4, 2013 07:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • When is season 3 coming to australiia???

    Comment by Beccie richardson – April 29, 2013 07:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i love evan peters he is the best on the american horror story

    Comment by enchufany – June 4, 2013 12:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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