Tim Minear Reveals ‘American Horror Story’ Season 2 Details

Minear talks about Jessica Lange's new lead character; which is a stark departure from Constance Langdon.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

During the first season of "American Horror Story," Jessica Lange practically stole the show with her performance as Constance Langdon, the sharp-tongued and manipulative woman who used the Murder House to suit her own ends. But next season, Lange will be stepping into a new role for a new season that appears to be the polar opposite of Constance.

While speaking to MTV News, "American Horror Story" producer and screenwriter, Tim Minear  revealed that Lange's character will be a nun.

"She's not playing this kind of ersatz Tennessee Williams character this time,  noted Minear. She's playing something that's a little more East Coast, a little more patrician. She's playing an administrator of a facility. It's different. In this instance, she's a bride of Christ."

The news about Lange's character definitely throws a new spin on the previously released details. Incoming cast member Joseph Fiennes will reportedly play the head of the institution for whom Lange's character harbors an attraction to. If Lange is playing a nun, then her feelings for Fiennes' character are more than a little inappropriate and could lead to some problems for her.

For season 2, the setting will change to an institution for the criminally insane during the '60s on the East Coast. Said Minear, "the reason we're doing it in the 1960s is because that fits the story that we want to tell."

Minear also briefly addressed Adam Levine's character, who has previously been described as half of a couple called "The Lovers." "Let's say that Adam's character is kind of a nod to contemporary sensibilities, as opposed to something from the mid-century," related Minear.

Minear even teased that the Murder House itself may make a cameo appearance this season.

"American Horror Story" season 2 will premiere on FX this fall.