At the completion of the first season of American Horror Story, it was announced that the creators planned to have a whole new cast and story for the next season (and seasons after that), effectively telling an all new American Horror Story. Later on, they confirmed that some of the first season's actors would return in new roles.Season two of American Horror Story, titled Asylum is set in the Briarcliff Institution in 1964, and deals with the administration of the asylum, led by Sister Jude, and its two newest inmates, Lana Winters and Kit Walker. Kit has been accused of being the Serial Killer Bloody Face after his wife's disappearance, but Kit claims that he was abducted by aliens. Lana was going to write an expose on Briarcliff, but Sister Jude got her institutionalized on the grounds that Lana is gay. Meanwhile in the present, the ruins of Briarcliff are still being stalked by Bloody Face.Among the returning cast members are Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Zachary Quinto, Sarah Paulson, Frances Conroy, Lily Rabe, and Dylan McDermott. The new cast members include Adam Levine, Jenna Dewan, James Cromwell, Chloe Sevigny and Joseph Fiennes.
American Horror Story: Asylum provides the following tropes: