American Horror Story fans, are you ready to really lose your minds?
That's the plan put in place by the masterminds behind the FX horror hit, as the theme and title of AHS' second installment has been revealed. You ready?
American Horror Story: The Asylum is the official name, and insanity is the game.
"When we launched the show last year, we kept quiet about the closed-ended nature of the show because we didn't want to tip off the audience that the characters were not going to survive," creator Ryan Murphy says. "Now that it has been established that each year is a closed-ended story, the time seemed right to reveal what we're calling the new installment."
"We picked Asylum because it not only describes the setting—an insane asylum run by Jessica Lange's character which was formerly a tuberculosis ward—but also signifies a place of haven for the unloved and the unwanted. This year's theme is about sanity and tackling real life horrors."
AHS, which stars Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Zachary Quinto, Adam Levine and Joseph Fiennes (among many others), started production on July 17. The first installment of American Horror Story racked up a record-breaking 17 Emmy nominations.
AHS: Asylum premieres this October on FX.