"American Horror Story: Asylum" ended on a major high, and the excitement about what's to come in Season 3 has already reached crazy levels. There have been two huge reveals dropped recently; let's take a look at what's coming up!
Katy Bates joins the castRemember that horrifying character Kathy Bates played in "Misery"? Well, buckle up, guys, because Bates is set to join "American Horror Story," and Ryan Murphy had some interesting information about her character. He called her a "'bad, bad woman" and revealed that she will be playing someone "five times worse than her 'Misery' character." Hard to imagine, isn't it? Of course, we've seen plenty of evil in the show over the last two years, but it's hard to imagine anyone sicker than Dr. Thredson (Zachary Quinto) or more twisted than Constance (Jessica Lange).
Even more exciting than the promise of new levels of evil was the confirmation that Bates will be playing an old friend of Jessica Lange's new character! As if Lange wasn't spectacular enough, setting her alongside another supremely talented actress can only mean one thing: "American Horror Story" is about to get a whole lot better!
Ryan Murphy is now famous for dropping subtle hints about the new season in the final episodes of the previous season. Many fans speculated that witchcraft might be the new theme. Clues included Lana's (Sarah Paulson) red slippers during the infamous "Name Game" scene, the burning of the evil characters -- Dr. Arden (James Cromwell) and Sister Mary Eunice (Lily Rabe) -- and the "witchy" music on the asylum jukebox. As it happens, the fans may have been correct.
During a recent interview, "AHS" actor, Dylan McDermott, was asked if Kathy Bates is perfect for the show. He said, "She really is. All the witches of Salem… there's plenty of them!" It's not clear whether he was supposed to let that slip, but it was one gigantic hint! Many viewers assumed Salem wouldn't be the location for the new season because the asylum was also set in the Massachusetts, and Murphy likes to move things around. However, Salem is a brilliant location with so much potential for horrible goings-on!
Over the next few months, we will get a little more clarity on these new revelations, and if they keep coming at such a high speed, fans will be in a frenzy way before "American Horror Story" returns to our screens!
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