During the first season of American Horror Story, creator and showrunner Ryan Murphy was coy about the direction the series was taking in order to keep secret the fact that none of the main cast of characters was destined to make it out alive when the last episode rolled around. And that storytelling decision was borne of a desire to move the show towards an anthology format for subsequent runs, starting with this fall's season which gains the subtitle "Asylum."
Taking place in an insane asylum run by Jessica Lange's character in 1964, the new season of American Horror Story will make its debut on FX sometime in October (an official date hasn't been announced yet). Whereas the first season was about the rot underneath the pleasant suburban facade, according to Murphy ""This year's theme is about sanity and tackling real-life horrors."
Murphy tweeted the above photo featuring new cast member Adam Levine who'll be joined by season one stars Lange, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Evan Peters and Zachary Quinto, who will be joined by James Cromwell, Joseph Fiennes, Chloe Sevigny, Clea Duvall and Jenna Dewan.