TV News: Zachary Quinto Returning For AMERICAN HORROR STORY Season 2 [Updated] With More Casting...

Written by Kris Heys Friday, 02 March 2012

TV News

Not sure how this is going to go down with fans of AMERICAN HORROR STORY, I can only speak for myself when I say it’s a terrible idea frankly...

According to Deadline, Zachary Quinto has signed on in a leading role for the hugely anticipated second season. Quinto played had a regular role on the first series as one of ‘The Murder House’s previous occupants, so this will no doubt delight many fans of the show. However (and here comes the rubbish bit) he’ll be playing a different character.

See? Even Quinto's a little nonplussed. 

Now we knew that creator Ryan Murphy was taking a unique approach to the series, and had already announced that the sophomore season would tell a different story (and utilize a different setting other than the Harmon house) but with news that Jessica Lange was in final negotiations it was a given that there would still be some through-line and shared continuity. How wrong we were! Lange will also be playing a new character.

That means everything us viewers invested in in the first series, every unanswered question we eagerly awaited the answer to (and there’s some BIG ones outstanding) – all counts for nothing.

Anyone else feel jipped, or is it just me?


Season 1 regulars Evan Peters (Tate), Sarah Paulson (psychic Billie Dean Howard) and Lily Rabe (Nora Montgomery) will also return. Again, as new characters.

AMERICAN HORROR STORY returns in October.

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+1 #2 Kris Heys 2012-03-04 17:10
Not against the idea of an anthology approach at all, all I ask is that they finish the first story they attempted to tell. Why introduce such a complex mythology if you don't have enough time to really do it justice? Surely nobody can say that the ending of season 1 was at all satisfying.
0 #1 Jon Lane 2012-03-04 16:51
I'm not bothered by the idea of recurring actors playing different characters - in fact, I'm quite excited by it. Maybe it;s because I come from e theatrical background and perspective myself, but I like the idea of a returning "repertory cast" of actors, taking new characters and roles in different stories. Looking for a cinematic example - no one complained that the Month Python crew all appeared together in several films, playing different characters each time. Each film was sen as a completely separate entity - and judging from the creators' comments, I think that's how we should approach each season of this show - self-contained and existing within its own narrative.

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