Surprise, surprise. American Horror Story is killing it once again, and fans are screaming for more. Well, we’re all in luck. Only half way through their second season, and it has been confirmed that AHS will return for a third. So where will the series go from here, and who will return?
Emmy winner Jessica Lange is sure to return. In season one, she played the psycho neighbor who ultimately becomes the care taker of Satan’s spawn. Most recently, she has been a tormented nun and has turned in an Emmy worthy performance. I am sure fans are stricken with curiosity over what Murphy and Falchuk have planned for her in season three. What about other fan favorites such as Zachary Quinto?
When asked if he would return for season 3 in an interview with Collider, his answer was a bit more ambiguous.[quote]I just read today that the show got picked up for a third installment, so that’s very exciting. I’m so glad it’s doing well. People are responding to it, and FX has been so supportive and innovative with the stuff that they’re doing, so it’s great to be a part of it. I haven’t had any conversations with Ryan [Murphy] about what he’s thinking for the third season, so I have no idea. I love my job and I love the people that I do it with, and I always want that to be the case. I know he has plans. If they involve me, I’m sure I’ll get a call, at some point. But, I don’t know anything about it. I’m just focused on getting through the rest of this season and moving on to the next phase of stuff that I have lined up.[/quote]
Quinto was given the opportunity to join season one because shooting for Star Trek got pushed back. With his growing popularity, what will take precedence if Murphy does make the call to bring him on board for season three? Only time will tell. Ultimately, we will all find out when the 13 episode third season begins next fall.
With a slew of interesting actors and constantly evolving plot points, I am sure things will work out just fine. I do not see the series growing stale any time soon. At this point, we can all just sit back and speculate where the anthology will go next. I would love to see something in the wild west or turn of the 19th century. There is a lot of folklore and mystery that could be involved with that particular timeframe. With the changing timeframes, and locations from season to season, AHS is becoming a far more demented variation of my personal favorite, The Twilight Zone.