With filming just about to kick off on the second season forAmerican Horror Story, casting updates have seemingly slowed down as the entire ensemble is now ready to go. Character details for an impressive troupe have certainly been fueling fans’ imaginiations since the first details began to leak back in February, and since then we’ve been piecing together the puzzle as to what the overarching plot may be. However, now it seems not all of the inmates have exactly made it to the institution for the criminally insane.
TV Line reports that actress Britne Oldford, who was a member of the short lived MTV Skins U.S. series, has been cast as the second season as one of the patients of the insane asylum which employs main character Jessica Lange, along with frenemy James Cromwell, and where fellow residents Adam Levine, Chloe Sevigny, Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, and others currently occupy.
Set in the 1960s, the institution for the criminally insane will take place on the East Coast, and the season’s theme will ironically enough by the topic of “sanity”. Co-creator Ryan Murphy describes the theme as, “What makes someone sane or insane? Sometimes the people you think are insane are actually the most sane of all. It’s fun to write about people who society throws away.” Speaking of the people cast out of society, Sevigny’s character is said to be put into the institution by her husband because she has become a sex addict of sorts, which was legal back during the time period. Along with the rules of the era, one character will be institutionalized for being a lesbian as well, though it’s unclear whom just yet.
Currently, American Horror Story is set to premiere in mid-October on FX, and the cast will also include Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson, and Lizzie Brocheré. While five of the cast members will be returning to the series, each will be playing a brand new role in an anthology format, as each season seeks to press the restart button.