The first episode of Season 2 of ‘American Horror Story: Asylum’ aired last night and fans of the series were able to get acquainted with the new roles that the familiar faces of last year’s cast now play. While it was wonderful to see Jessica Lange, Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters back on screen, there are a few faces from last year’s season that are still missed. So it is with great delight that fans of the show will soon be seeing missing one less person as Dylan McDermott has been announced that he will be heading to the Asylum!
The news didn’t come from a press release as most casting announcements do, but from a tweet made by Murphy himself:
The twitterverse was all aflutter with the happy news and Dylan McDermott also expressed his excitement:
Of course the exact particulars of who McDermott will be playing or how many episodes he’ll be appearing in is unknown, but if Murphy follows the same MO as the other returning actors, McDermott will probably not be playing a masturbating affair driven family man.
‘American Horror Story: Asylum’ debuted to insane rating numbers grabbing 3.9 million viewers with 2.8 million from the age 18-49 demographics making the Season 2 premiere episode the second most watched show in the 10 pm slot last night (CBS’ ‘CSI’ held the number one spot). These numbers bested the numbers from last season episodes and even beat the numbers from the show’s premiere last year.
With the return of fan favorite McDermott, ratings will undoubtedly stay high. As for his on-screen wife of last year, Connie Britton, she’s still filming her series ‘Nashville’ but is very open for the possibility of appearing this season.
“If we could ever schedule it, I would definitely love to,” she proclaimed, “Ryan and I have talked about it; it’s a little tough shooting a series in Nashville and they’re shooting Horror Story right now. But if we could pull it off, I know we will try to do that.”
So how excited are you to hear about McDermott’s return?
‘American Horror Story: Asylum’ airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.
Source: Access Hollywood