Good news, American Horror Story fans. Actress Jessica Lange, whose portrayal of the Harmon family's crazy neighbor Constance Langdon earned her a Golden Globe award, will return for the show's second season. Find out what major change is in store for Lange after the jump.
According to a new exclusive in Entertainment Weekly, Lange will play an entirely different character when American Horror Story's second season begins production in July. And the entire show will revolve around her new character. (Note: A big season 1 spoiler follows, so if you didn't finish watching the first season yet, you might want to stop reading now.)
"'We have designed the second season of American Horror Story completely around her character,' Murphy told EW exclusively. 'Last year Jessica came in with Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott. This will really be the Jessica Lange show so I'm very excited about it. We are designing this amazing new opposite of the Constance character for her. She and I have spoken about different things. She has a lot of ideas, and has a lot of input into her character. She told me some things she has always wanted to play as an actress. She's a great collaborator and a great friend.'
"'I really sweated this negotiation,' continues Murphy, 'so I'm glad she is firmly on board.'
"Lange is not the only actor from season 1 who will return for a second year. Murphy said he signed three more, but won't reveal their identities until Friday when he and the AHS cast members participate in the annual PaleyFest in Beverly Hills. (EW's own Tim Stack will moderate.) Obviously, Britton and McDermott, a.k.a. the Harmons, won't return because they perished at the end of season 1. That means potential returnees could be Denis O'Hare (Larry Harvey), Evan Peters (Tate Langdon), and Frances Conroy (Moira O'Hara).
"AHS season 2 will take place on the East Coast and will involve a horror institution. Regrettably, that's all we can get from Murphy."