American Horror Story to ring the changes for season 2
Story by Jack Foley
AMERICAN Horror Story will be ringing the changes for its second season, according to series co-creator Ryan Murphy and FX head John Landgraf.
Speaking as the season finale helped the show become the highest rated freshman season of any series in FX’s history (with 3.22 million viewers), Murphy said that there would be a new family and a new house to welcome the horror-thriller’s sophomore run.
Hence, the story of Ben (Dylan McDermott), Vivien (Connie Britton) and Violet Harmon (Taissa Farmiga) has now concluded (we won’t give anything away).
“Every season of the show will be a different haunting,” Murphy told reporters in the US. ““hat you saw in finale was the end of the Harmon house and the second season of the show will be a brand new home or building to haunt. Just like this year, every season of the show will have a beginning, middle and an end.”
Murphy did say that “a handful” of actors from the first series are currently in negotiations to return but he refused to reveal who – simply teasing that they’d most likely be playing new characters.
Defending the decision not to follow one continuous story through several seasons, as per the normal format of shows, Murphy said: “It’s a fun idea to do an anthology show. That was the design of the show from the beginning – it’s a really cool and interesting way to tell a horror show: every season being what an American horror is.”
Hence, while the first year revolved around the horrors that exist in a marriage involving infidelity, the second season will also feature a different theme complete with timely social and political references.
Eagle-eyed viewers of the Season 1 finale should also look out for a clue as to what some of the next season’s themes could be.
Rounding off his comments, Murphy – who is thrilled by the success of the show – said: “There are all different types of American horror stories to tell… serial killers, true crime stories, prison stories.
“Every year of the show is almost like a mini-series and could be completely and radically different show. I wouldn’t do a season about vampires, but other than that everything is fair game.”