It’s hard to imagine American Horror Story without Jessica Lange—she has appeared in all three seasons after all. But Lange has confirmed that next year’s fourth season will be her last. “It ends up being a lot of time during the year being committed to something,” admits the actress. “I haven’t done that for a long time. It’s like doing a stage play between the rehearsal and the run. This is a 6-month commitment every year. That will be four years in a row. I want to have more time to myself I guess. Once it’s over and I have a full year ahead of me with nothing to do, who knows? It might not have been the best decision. But I think four years doing something is a sufficient amount of time.” READ FULL STORY
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While we’re counting down the days to Coven‘s premiere, we’re taking a look back at Asylum by revisiting Briarcliff Mental Institution — caning, “The Name Game” and all. For The Writers’ Room, which airs on Sundance Channel, EW sat down with AHS producers Ryan Murphy, Tim Minear and Brad Falchuk to talk Jessica Lange’s influence on the series, the season’s theme and the use of aliens.
Below are some of our favorite revelations about American Horror Story‘s second season. (Spoilers ahead!) READ FULL STORY
When Fiona’s in charge, you can either fight or burn.
After unleashing several photos of the newest cast additions to American Horror Story: Coven, FX continues their promotional trail for the season premiere, releasing a new 30-second trailer that takes a glimpse into third installment of the horror anthology series.
In the latest trailer, Zoe (Taissa Farmiga) is whisked off to a Witch Academy where she learns tough love under the instruction of the wicked witch of the west Fiona (Jessica Lange).
With the coven bloodline at risk of extinction and war with local voodoo witches, Fiona prepares her new class for battle, toting her students through a hefty initiation that will teach them how to protect themselves. Tapping into her intimidating but luring witchcraft instructor mode, the “Supreme” whips them into shape (literally) by throwing them against walls, dragging them through dark forests, and drenching them with gasoline testing their strength as Coven witches.
“Idiots, the only thing you have to be afraid is me,” Fiona warns her new class.
Scary or sexy? Watch the trailer below and decide. READ FULL STORY
Exciting news for American Horror Story fans: EW can exclusively reveal that Sister Jude herself, Jessica Lange, has now been confirmed for AHS: Asylum‘s PaleyFest panel on March 15. The closing night event, moderated by yours truly, now has an updated line-up:
- Ryan Murphy, Co-Creator & Exec Producer
- Brad Falchuk, Co-Creator & Exec Producer
- Dante DiLoreto, Executive Producer
- Tim Minear, Executive Producer
- Jessica Lange, “Sister Jude Martin”
- Frances Conroy, “Dark Angel”
- Evan Peters, “Kit Walker”
- Lily Rabe, “Sister Mary Eunice”
- James Cromwell, “Dr. Arthur Arden”
- Plus additional guests to be announced
Tickets are still available for the event and can be purchased here. If you’re unable to make it to L.A., the panel will also be live streamed that night at http://new.livestream.com/paleyfest. In addition. all the panels are available on Hulu and Hulu Plus the next day.
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'American Horror Story': Ryan Murphy on Season 3, his new horror movie, and rethinking screen violence after Sandy Hook
The end of madness has been seen – and the future of American Horror Story has been teased. Last night in Los Angeles, AHS co-creator Ryan Murphy screened the climactic episode (entitled “Madness Ends”) of the FX drama’s sophomore year, subtitled Asylum, which wraps on Jan. 23. In a Q+A with journalists, Murphy discussed the writing of season 2, teased season 3, revealed plans for a horror movie he hopes to shoot this spring, and addressed the issue of screen violence given the current cultural conversation about guns and media influence. Some highlights:
Whatever will be, will be.
A new trailer for American Horror Story: Asylum – the second installment in Ryan Murphy’s anthology — features the cast lying in hospital beds while a dissonant version of “Que Sera, Sera” plays (with just a hint of the AHS theme in the background). Watch it below.
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