Ryan Murphy has been known to cause a stir when it comes to the casting of his shows. For example, Gleeks everywhere were in an uproar when Murphy suggested that a few characters from his hit show Glee would possibly be leaving the show after graduation. Cue the potential uproar once again. Murphy, and the creative team behind FX’s smash hit American Horror Story have announced a huge cast shake up that will change the face of season two. Literally.
Yesterday, Murphy and FX President John Landgraf announced the changes for the show with Landgraf expanding further with TheWrap.com. The big change? A new haunted building and a fresh new cast. Both Murphy and Landgraf said that some actors may return for season two but they would be in different roles. The two wouldn’t disclose which actors would possibly return.
“The next year of the show — every season of the show — will be a different haunting,” Murphy told reporters, saying it was the plan all along. Landgraf continued, “None of the characters from season one will be regular characters in season two, nor will it take place in the same house, nor will it take place in the same state. It won’t take place in California.”
“Ryan’s got some people he’s targeting who are new to the show, as well as people he’s negotiating with who are current members of the cast, (but) he doesn’t want to say anything about his plan until he’s ready to talk about it all at once,” Landgraf told TheWrap.
For Wednesday’s finale, the show saw it’s highest ratings of the season bringing in 3.22 million viewers. For season one, the theme was infidelity . The theme will change for season two. Many critics were angry at the speed in which AHS hammered through their story. However, the creators didn’t want to chime and explain that the arc would last one season only. They wanted viewers to experience the show without knowing when it would end or what was going to happen.
What do you think of the choice to change it up for Season 2? Will you be checking it out?