As the "American Horror Story: Asylum" premiere draws near, fans are anxiously waiting to see how the new actors will mix with some of the returning players. We already know that the people returning will not reprise their roles from last season but will tackle different personas. But what about the new cast? In order to get you ready for the upcoming season, here is a look at some of the more high-profile additions, as well as brief descriptions of who they will be playing.
James CromwellKnown for his work in film, this Academy Award nominated actor will take on the role of Dr. Arden, a suspected Nazi, whose experiments on the patients of the asylum might have led to a few scary things lurking around in the woods. This seems like a very far departure from his beloved role in the film "Babe," but one that he will probably play with ease.
Adam LevineThe Maroon 5 front man and current "The Voice" judge will play Leo, one half of a newlywed couple that visits Briarcliff in the present day. He and his wife also might succumb to the "Bloody Face" serial killer, who sews his victims' skin onto his mask. The singer has stated before that he is afraid to watch "American Horror Story," so it would be interesting to see what he says if he should, in fact, see himself fall prey to Bloody Face.
Jenna DewanThe current Mrs. Channing Tatum and "Step Up" star will play Teresa, the other half of the newlywed couple whose honeymoon is ruined by Bloody Face. We know some people ask for excitement, but this might be too much.
Joseph FiennesAcademy Award nominated actor ("Shakespeare in Love") Fiennes will get to tackle the "holy" role of Monsignor Timothy O' Hara. Not only will he be a slightly twisted individual, he will also be the object of Sister Judge's (Jessica Lange, the MVP of last season) fantasies. Now that is something that has to be seen to be believed.
Chloe SevignyLittle is known about the former "Big Love" star's character other than her name is Shelley, and she will be a nymphomaniac that clashes with Sister Jude.
Bloody FaceWhat is "American Horror Story" without a big bad? Like last year's Rubber Man, this season's man (maybe woman?) in a mask will have a taste for blood, but as mentioned above, it may be a bit more horrific than "AHS's" previous villain. Let's also hope that the reveal is not as predictable as it was for Rubber Man. No offense to Evan Peters, but it was kind of expected to be him last season.
Are you excited for the second season of "American Horror Story"?