American Horror Story

'American Horror Story' creator spills secrets of new season

May 22, 2012 at 4:56 PM ET

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"AHS" creator Ryan Murphy

It's a good day for fans of "American Horror Story," as the series creator Ryan Murphy offered up more details on the show's upcoming second season.

Season two will be set in the 1960s and takes place in an institution for the criminally insane, which is run by Jessica Lange's character. Murphy told Vulture, "If the first season was about infidelity, the second season is about sanity. What makes someone sane or insane?"

Among the actors who will help dissect that question is Chloe Sevigny. She "plays a character who was put in an asylum because she was a woman who likes sex, so her husband sends her away," Murphy said. Another character ends up in the institution for being a lesbian. "To me, there’s nothing more scary than somebody coming to you and saying they’re going to take you away and put you in a mad house and you have no legal rights and there you shall stay till the end of your days," he said.

Should the show get picked up for yet another season, Murphy says he's already set with a concept. "I even know what the third season would be. There are very, very many different kinds of haunted houses in our culture," he said. "And there are a lot of different social topics that you can weave through that sort of prism."

"American Horror Story" returns this fall to FX.

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