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

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)

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83 Comments
  1. Maria says:

    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.

  2. elizatsh says:

    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

  3. Elizabeth says:

    We need more episodes! This lasted like 3 months! We need more!

  4. Kyle says:

    Should be a 22 episode season :(

  5. Kim says:

    Heard this year has to do with SALEM….like witches….boy oh boy….i hope so. that would be great!!!

  6. Zachary Quinto MUST come back! Wouldn’t mind more of Adam Levine either!

  7. Chris Orta says:

    Cant wait for season 3 !!!! Im hooked everytime !!! Wish i could join the cast and play a role….

  8. ahs says:

    Great cast, and Kathy Bates is a super addition to it. I hope Quinto returns as well.

  9. I agree – Lily Rabe and Zachary Quinto have to be in 3rd season. ^^

  10. Lindsay says:

    I love american horror story! Violet and tate r perfectfor eachother. I love even peters and his character tate! ❤❤❤❤❤

  11. Shellyyyy says:

    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!

  12. Beccie richardson says:

    When is season 3 coming to australiia???

  13. enchufany says:

    i love evan peters he is the best on the american horror story