AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM has kept itself under wraps very well so far. All it has released is a series of visually stunning posters (Take a gander here) and a number of teaser trailers. All we’ve known so far is that nuns will be involved, probably in a mental asylum of some kind, and that although actors from season one will appear, they will be playing different characters.

Well finally we have a list of stars, their characters, and a brief summary of how they will fit into the plot. We also have some pictures of each character and another teaser trailer. I’m very excited to see this start in October, and can’t wait for it to dominate my Halloween.

  • Jessica Lange – Sister Jude, a nun who’s “more sadistic than saintly.”
  • Zachary Quinto – Dr. Thredson, a psychiatrist who butts heads with Sister Jude over his forward-thinking ways.
  • James Cromwell – Dr. Arden, a doctor whose sadistic experiments created a group of mutated humans known as the Raspers.
  • Lily Rabe – Sister Eunice, second-in-command to Sister Jude.
  • Joseph Fiennes – Monsignor Timothy O’Hara, Sister Jude’s superior and the object of her affections.
  • Adam Levine – Leo, one half of a newlywed couple visiting modern-day Briarcliff.
  • Jenna Dewan Tatum – Teresa, the bride of Adam Levine’s character.
  • Evan Peters – Kit, a new Briarcliff inmate who is accused of murdering his wife.
  • Sarah Paulson – Lana, a lesbian journalist who is committed by her girlfriend after she “nearly exposes Briarcliff’s darkest secrets.”
  • Chloe Sevigny – Shelley, a mysterious nymphomaniac.

Source: Entertainment Weekly