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American Horror Story Season 2 Scoop: Reboot on the Way

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American Horror Story will look VERY different next season.

On a conference call with reporters today, Ryan Murphy confirmed that neither Dylan McDermott nor Connie Britton will return to the FX drama in 2012, as the story of the Harmons and their haunted house is over. Murphy and his team will focus on entirely new characters and a new setting next year.

“The second season of the show will be a brand new home or building to haunt,” the series creator said. “It will also have a new overriding theme... and a different cast of characters.

Ben and Vivien in the Afterlife

Some actors may return, Murphy said, but they will be portraying "new characters." The idea is for American Horror Story to be an anthology of various scary tales, the producer explained: "There are all sorts of different American horror stories to tell."

Look for cast announcements to be made in February, as Murphy concluded with this interesting tease: “There’s a clue in the last three episodes where we say what the second season will be.”

Let the guessing games begin! What do you think of this unique approach to storytelling?

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What a blessed day!!! Lori thank you for your egreny. I have enjoyed viewing the pictures. Boy! Everyone was having a super fun time! Your eye reflected the love and egreny of the day! Bill, we are so blessed to have you as our son.Mom and Dad Forbes

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Roanoke island (the lost colony) which is mentioned in the first season is in nc. It is completely different from roanoke va It does reference a lot about virginia ,richmond and other cities. It does say its going to be on the east coast so my votes are for either va or nc.

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Roanoke island (the lost colony) which is mentioned in the first season is in nc (hattaras). It is completely different from roanoke va It does reference a lot about virginia ,richmond and other cities. It does say its going to be on the east coast so my votes are for either va or nc.

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I just watched the final episode again. About 30 minutes in the new couple is in the kitchen unpacking. The wife takes out a plate with a kid's drawing of a sailboat with a sea monster and a guy with a sword. They do a close up of the plate for no reason. Could it be a sea monster???

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Who portrays the couple who buys the house in "Afterbirth"? They seem so familiar....have seen them in other shows.

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No one is even thinking about the fact that Roanoke Virginia is mentioned about 3 times as well. Bad things happened there that were mentioned in the last 2 episodes PLUS Jessica Lang's character mentions that she adopted her "grandson"...AKA...Devil's spawn...from a cousin in Virginia. No offense to the person who said Illinois but Roanoke Virginia has soooooo many more ties to "horror" and evil....that's my guess :-)

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The clue for season 2 is at the beginning of the "Birth" episode. Three seperate pictures flash black and white on top of the box that young playing tate slides under the table that Constance's bank mail is on. The pictures are quick. You must pause or frame by frame to see them. I can't tell yet what they mean.

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Well, they didn't kill off all of the characters! There's still Constance (Jessica Lange) and the teen-aged serial killer's offspring.... It would be interesting if they further developed either of those characters.

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This is absolutely and probably even objectively the right move for this show and its stories. I assume some of these commenters are big soap opera watchers, where the characters are more important than the story; keeping the characters around because you've gotten to know them even though the story the writers wanted to tell is done would be a bad move. @Jess: I have to disagree with you. New stories and settings every season is breaking the traditional rules of television. Continuing on with this one would in fact be the safe, expected move.

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I think it is great. Season one end with the biggest horror of all; the baby, born of a serial-killing teenage ghost and a very much alive, Vivian, has inherited his ghost-dad's propensity for murder, as seen by the blood all over the place and the dead maid, with her throat slit, lying open-mouthed on the floor , which doesn't seem to bother Constance at all.
Can't wait for Season two!

American Horror Story Quotes

Desiree: I wasn't born on a farm, but I know bullsh*t when I smell it, and that's a whole lot of bullsh*t.
Maggie: Go to Hell, triple tits.

We all fear that we will end up alone, that love will be pulled from us.

Elsa