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.

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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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Murphy said the clue was where the 2nd season will be not what it will be. And in the final three episodes the only place that is mentioned is the prison in Illinois. And Murphy said there would be american crime involved. So there is your answer!! Its not technically the prison but the 2nd season will take place somewhere in Illinois!

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I assume Jessica Lange will return and possibly Dennis O'Hare.

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American Horror Story Quotes

Nein. Nein. No matinees. No. People don't come to see freaks in the heat of day, they come in the evening when the darkness moves in and speaks of mystery and the unknown. When logic loosens it's vice grip and the imagination comes out to play. Night allows the stars to shine and we come alive. No. Daytime is for kiddie shows, clouds and cupie dolls. If that's what you're used to, but you're in a real freak show now. MY freak show!

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Billie: Her husband murdered her with an ice pick.
Constance: It's hard to keep good help.