During a conversation about the place of "American Horror Story" in the upcoming Emmy movies and miniseries race, FX prexy John Landgraf revealed a couple of tidbits about the series' second season — which we have already learned will have a whole new set of characters, with any returning actors (such as Jessica Lange) playing different parts.
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1) There will be no ghosts in year two of "American Horror Story."
2) The program will take place not only in a different geographic location but also in a different era.
In addition, "American Horror Story," which according to Landgraf was secretly designed as a miniseries dating back to before its premiere, might pick up a subtitle when it returns, but a final decision hasn't been made.
"It’ll be a big, sprawling, really scary, sexy, surprising adult miniseries — extraordinarily well-cast again," Landgraf said. "I have a lot of optimism that essentially, people who watched it last year will like it and come back, and people who didn't watch will (find a reason to)."
Landgraf added that of the 13 original drama series FX has put on the air, two have had a higher rating in their third week than in their first: "Nip/Tuck" and "American Horror Story," both from exec producer Ryan Murphy.
"So the guy knows something about how to capture an audience and get an audience to come back and buzz about the show," Landgraf said.
Murphy, by the way, had another new series picked up Monday: "The New Normal" for NBC.