Here we are: the premiere night for scares and drama asAmerican Horror Story: Asylum is ready to kick off a second season run for the hit FX series tonight. It’s been a long year of watching the mystery for the anthology series unfold and we’ve had an interesting number of cast confirmation throughout the year. But co-creator Ryan Murphy hinted earlier this year that though we won’t see the entire main cast of last year back this time around, he would certainly have some fun just having The Harmon family pop up in cameo roles. Now, it seems that foreshadowing may just come true as the patriarch of the Harmons will be back sometime this season.
Murphy announced on Twitter today that Dylan McDermott will officially return in American Horror Story: Asylum later this year. When he will pop up, for how long and any character details are being kept tightly under wraps, but he’s currently expected to be seen in the later part of the season. This will be McDermott’s first television role since the conclusion of his run as Ben Harmon, in which he was nominated for Best Actor at this ast year’s Saturn awards.
McDermott joins fellow returning vets Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Zachary Quinto, Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Eric Stonestreet and more while newcomers include Adam Levine, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Chloe Sevigny, James Cromwell, Joseph Fiennes and Ian McShane. All are playing new roles compared to any first season characters, while the same is expected for McDermott to play a completely different part of the puzzle (though Murphy has said he may continue the Harmons’ story in the future).
This season turns the clock back to the 1960s for a insane asylum for criminals featuring exorcisms, aliens and even a serial killer named Bloody Face. Lange will play one of the nuns in charge of the Asylum with Fiennes, Quinto and more while most of the other cast members will be playing inmates with intriguing backstories.
American Horror Story: Asylum airs every Wednesday at 10PM on FX.