Since filming began on ‘American Horror Story,’ it seems like there’s new news every day to satisfy the growing need to know more about what this upcoming season will bring. Just a couple of days ago, executive producer Ryan Murphy tweeted a photo of Adam Levine on the set. Now he reveals the new subtitle for the series.
When the Emmy’s were announced and it was revealed that ‘American Horror Story’ was actually submitted into the miniseries category as opposed to a regular television show, many were surprised. But since the season had a definitive conclusion, it qualified for that category. Because of this, Murphy has now called Season 2 the next chapter of the miniseries which is now titled ‘American Horror Story: Asylum.’
In a press release, Murphy explains:
“When we launched the show last year, we kept quiet about the closed-ended nature of the show because we didn’t want to tip off the audience that the characters were not going to survive. Now that it has been established that each year is a closed-ended story, the time seemed right to reveal what we’re calling the new installment. … We picked ‘Asylum’ because it not only describes the setting – an insane asylum run by Jessica Lange’s character which was formerly a tuberculosis ward – but also signifies a place of haven for the unloved and the unwanted. This year’s theme is about sanity and tackling real life horrors.”
This strategy is not new as the Starz show ‘Spartacus’ has used different subtitles for each season of their show also.
With filming well under way for ‘American Horror Story,’ we can only hope that the next tidbit Murphy will reveal is the show’s premiere date in October!