American Horror Story is continuing to line up a solid cast for its second season, and the latest actor to join the frighteningly good show is James Cromwell.
The Emmy and Oscar nominee was reportedly in talks with creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, but the Hollywood Reporter is confirming that Cromwell has joined the horror anthology series.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Cromwell will play Dr. Arden, who works at an East Coast institution for the criminally insane. Dr. Arden's boss will be played by Jessica Lange. In the 10 episode season, Dr. Arden will butt heads with Lange's character, reports Deadline.com.
Cromwell, who was nominated for an Oscar for his role in Babe, and nominated for an Emmy for his work on Six Feet under, ER, and RKO 281, will be joining thee other new cast members.
Maroon 5 singer and The Voice star, Adam Levine, has been cast as one half of The Lovers. He's a sexy guy, so he needs to play a sexy guy, but the guy that is different than who you think he would play, Murphy said of Levine.
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Chloe Sevigny of Big Love fame will play Shelly, a nymphomaniac. French actress Lizzie Brocheré has been cast as Gia, a fierce, ferocious, extremely sexual and dangerous wild-child sexpot.
Cast members from season one will also be returning for the second season, but as different characters. Besides Lange, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe and Zachary Quinto will be seeing screen time, but their character descriptions have not been revealed.
The only other information Murphy has revealed about American Horror Story is that the new season will take place in a completely different time period.