‘American Horror Story: Asylum’ Producer Reveals Secrets of Season 3

Sarah Paulson as Lana Winters in "American Horror Story" (FX)

Even though “American Horror Story: Asylum” Creator/Executive Producer Ryan Murphy told fans that there are clues in Season 2 that reveal what Season 3 will be about, at a press conference following a screening of the finale, he wouldn’t say what those clues were.

He did reveal that in addition to Jessica Lange, both Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters would be coming back for next season, which will be set in modern times and have a different tone than this season.

“I want to do something next season that is funnier,” Murphy told XfinityTV. “I really missed the Jessica Lange as Constance stuff and I know she missed it, too. The only thing I will say about [Season 3] is it is a mixture of several cities and it is about female power and I got Jessica to do it because I did everything she asked, which was the location and I also told her that she will have complete hair and makeup and the best designer gowns ever.”

In addition to the previously mentioned cast, Murphy told reporters that there would be other familiar faces from Season 1 returning.

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“I am just now meeting with a lot of actors so I don’t want to say too much, but actors that Jessica wants to work with, so she has become an un-credited producer on the show in Season 3,” he added.

The one thing that Season 3 and 2 have in common, according to Murphy is that they are both about subjects that he was obsessed with as a kid.

“I come up with the story and now it is always crafted around Jessica for the most part. Before I talk to anybody, I go to her and tell her what the story is and what the character is and she has input. This year she said, “I would like to work with X, Y, Z. Would you please meet with these people?”

Fans can also look forward to a horror romance in Season 3, but whether it will be a young Romeo and Juliet,or an older version remains to be seen. The one thing that won’t change is that each 13-week season will remain a self-contained story with a beginning, middle and end.

“I hope the show goes for 10 years, because I have so many different kinds of horror that I would like to write about,” Murphy said. “I love that you can jump periods, you can play with different actors. I know the actors love playing different characters, so it’s something that we’ll always stay with.”

The series finale of “American Horror Story: Asylum” airs Wednesday, January 23 on FX.

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