[TV] Ryan Murphy Gives Details on Season Three of American Horror Story Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 01.18.2013
What's the plan for the next season?
Ryan Murphy spoke last night (via STYD) during a presentation of American Horror Story: Asylum's finale about the upcoming third season. As before, the new season will be a new story and location. Murphy confirmed that Jessica Lange, Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson will all return for the new season and that some actors from season one who didn't come back for season two (who he didn't say who) will appear in the third season.
Murphy revealed that Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, who directed several episodes of Asylum, will be back for the next season as well. Murphy said, "[Gomez-Rejon] has a really great eye and we work really well together. We just did a deal for him to be a producer/director next season where he is probably going to direct every third [episode] but definitely work with the directors to work on the visual style of the show."
As for what's coming with season three, Murphy promised (thankfully) that there won't be any more aliens like the ones in Asylum. "I'm done with aliens," he said with a laugh. "The thing I wanted to do next season was something that's funnier. I really missed that 'Jessica Lange as Constance'...that stuff and I know she missed it, too. [Next season] is a mixture of several cities and it's really about female power. And I got Jessica to do it because I did everything she asked, which was the location. I also told her she'll have complete hair and make-up and the best designer gowns ever. She's going to play a really glamor cat sort of lady. I'm just now meeting with a lot of actors that Jessica wants to work with. She loves doing the show and I think she love the thirteen-episode nature of it so she can do other things."
As for the story, he said, "I always start off with things I have always been obsessed with and the season we're about to do is another thing - like the Asylum - I've always liked as a kid. I come up with the story and it's always now crafted around Jessica. So, I tell her what the story is and what the character is. Her input, like this year, is I'd like to work with X, Y and Z, can you meet with these people? So I'm doing that."
He also noted that there will be an "iconic" character like the Rubber Man from season one or Bloody Face from season two, and that it will be a woman this time.
The finale of American Horror Story: Asylum airs next Wednesday on F/X.