Wednesday, Murphy revealed his latest casting scoop via Twitter. He wrote, “Thrilled to announce Emmy nominee Frances Conroy is returning to AHS. Devils and angels this year … Frannie plays the ultimate angel.” Hmmm, what does that mean?
When it comes to this show, you can’t take anything at face value. This season of American Horror Story takes place in a mental hospital run by a priest (Joseph Fiennes) and a nun (Jessica Lange). Therefore, it makes sense that there will be an angel in the midst.
During season one, Conroy played a very different character. She was a maid named Moira, who was trapped inside a haunted house. Moira was dead but unable to truly move on because of the house’s supernatural pull. It was like a Los Angeles-based purgatory.
Conroy will reunite with her castmates from last season including Lange, Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe and Sarah Paulson. She’ll join newcomers Fiennes (FlashForward), James Cromwell (whom Conroy worked with on Six Feet Under), Adam Levine (Maroon 5, The Voice), Jenna Dewan-Tatum (10 Years) and Chloe Sevigny (Big Love).
American Horror Story: Asylum premieres Oct. 17, at 10/9c on FX.