First there was the suburban Murder House, then there was the asylum Briarcliff Manor and next year...?
According to Deadline, FX's popular horror anthology series American Horror Story has been renewed for a third 13-episode series airing in fall of 2013. This will be another season-long storyline with a different setting from seasons one and two, and new characters played by several returning actors.
Thankfully, this includes star Jessica Lange, who won much-deserved Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards in 2012 for her performance as Constance Langdon in season one. Lange returned this year for American Horror Story: Asylum, reinventing herself as the equally-creepy Catholic nun Sister Jude. FX stated that Lange will be moving to the Lead Actress category for the next Emmy and Golden Globe awards.
This news comes almost midway through Asylum's run, which concludes on January 23, 2013. Last night's episode, "I Am Anne Frank (Part 2)," topped all broadcast networks in the key 18-34 demographic with a 2.1 rating, up 30% in adults 18-34 and 9% in adults 18-49 from the previous week. FX president John Landgraf remarked, "With American Horror Story: Asylum, Ryan and Brad have raised the bar in every way from Murder House, the first American Horror Story miniseries."