Get Wrapped Up in the Latest American Horror Story: Asylum Teaser; Meet Ten of the New Characters
"American Horror Story: Asylum" is on the cover of this week's Entertainment Weekly, and the issue is chock-full of new photos and behind-the-scenes info, some of which we have right here along with the latest teaser.
Entitled "Bandages," the new promo asks, "Feeling down? We can lift your spirits."
Now, as for all the EW goods, below are photos of ten of the new characters and descriptions of them. Be sure to click the below link for the full story; we have some highlights here, but if you're a fan of the show, you need to know the rest!
"AHS" co-creator Ryan Murphy says, “I don’t think people tune in to the show because they want My Dinner With Andre. I think they want to be scared. I’m just writing what I would like to see. I’m scared of aliens and I’m scared of Nazis and I’m scared of nuns. So it’s the perfect stew of horror and fear.”
“Every year of the show is a different miniseries, and there will be several chapters,” Murphy continues. “You need as your leading man or leading lady an institution to haunt.” Adds co-creator Brad Falchuk, “To me, last year was a family drama. This is our version of a workplace drama.”
This particular workplace is run by a wickedly stern nun named Sister Jude (Jessica Lange), who is surrounded by a cast of characters ranging from a possible former Nazi, Dr. Arden (James Cromwell), to nymphomaniac patient Shelley (Chloe Sevigny). But Sister Jude is also quite a troubled woman with a dark past that will resurface. “If I were playing a straitlaced nun, start to finish, I can’t say that would interest me too much,” says Lange. “What’s great are the extremes. To go from where she was and where she’s getting to, that’s what’s going to be interesting.”
After scoring a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Constance Langdon in "AHS" Chapter 1,
Lange now takes on Sister Jude, a nun who's more sadistic than saintly.
Dr. Thredson (Zachary Quinto): Quinto will once again tangle with Lange, portraying a psychiatrist whose forward-thinking ways conflict with Sister Jude's management style.