American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy has been tempting fans with information about the super secretive season two, announcing that five cast members were returning to the series. After only just revealing that series one cast member Jessica Lange will be returning with a bigger role for the second season of the hit FX Show, he's now letting slip the remaining four returning actors.
Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe and Zachary Quinto have all made the cut as season two regulars of the series. Peters, who played Jack Daniels on the CW show, One Tree Hill, spooked audiences as Tate Langdon in season one of American Horror Story. Tate Langdon was not only a high school student, but a psycho patient, violent killer and a dead person haunting the Murder House.
Paulson, who was a star of the now defunct Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, portrayed Billie Dean Howard, a psychic friend of Constance (Lange) who can communicate with the other side. Rabe, who made an appearance on Murphy's now retired show Nip Tuck, stunned viewers of American Horror Story as the beautiful yet horrifying Nora Montgomery, the wife of a doctor who killed herself and her family, and must remain trapped in the Murder House. Former Heroes star Zachary Quinto, played Chad, a ghost of the house pretending to be a decorator, who would do anything to get a baby.
These characters will not be returning to the season one Murder House though. Murphy previously revealed that the second season will have all new characters and will take place in a horror institution on the East Coast.
We don't want to talk about it too much, said Murphy at the PaleyFest Panel in Beverly Hills. We're still writing, anybody could pop up at any time. However, according to Deadline.com, Murphy did reveal that the actors returning will play the complete opposite of their season one characters in the new season. One thing Murphy did guarantee is the only real rule on this show is no werewolves and no vampires.