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Meet the nuns, doctors and nazis of "American Horror Story: Asylum"

Aug. 29, 2012by: Eric Walkuski
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Sadistic nuns, aliens, mutant experiments, ex-nazis and a human flesh-wearing serial killer? Yes, I think it's safe to start really getting excited for "American Horror Story: Asylum" which apparently triples the crazy contained in the first season. Entertainment Weekly has published the first photos and character details on the nuthouse-set series, and we've brought them over here for you.

I dont think people tune in to the show because they want My Dinner With Andre," show runner Ryan Murphy said. "I think they want to be scared. Im just writing what I would like to see. Im scared of aliens and Im scared of Nazis and Im scared of nuns. So its the perfect stew of horror and fear.

A tasty stew at that. Let's take a look at who we'll be rubbing up against this season.

Jessica Lange plays Sister Jude, a nun who's more sadistic than saintly.

Zachary Quinto plays Dr. Thredson, a psychiatrist whose forward-thinking ways conflict with Sister Jude's management style.

Chloe Sevigny plays Shelley, a nymphomaniac inmate.

James Cromwell plays Dr. Arden; EW says the not-so-good doctor is behind one of the season's newest frights: the Raspers. The mutated humans lurk in the forest outside of the institution and are a product of Arden's diabolical experiments on Briarcliff's inmates. Oh, and Arden may or may not be a Nazi. Yikes!

Lily Rabe plays Sister Eunice, the Lange character's second-in-command.

Joseph Fiennes plays Monsignor Timothy O'Hara, Sister Jude's superior who finds himself on the receiving end of the nun's affections (and fantasies), but he's not entirely innocent.

Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine plays Leo, one half of a newlywed couple visiting modern-day Briarcliff.

Jenna Dewan plays the second half of Asylum's high-profile newlywed couple.

Evan Peters, who portrayed season one's obnoxious villain Tate, is Kit, one of the newest Briarcliff inmates. Kit is committed after being accused of murdering his wife (played by Britne Olford), though he claims she was abducted and not by humans.

Sarah Paulson plays a journalist named Lana who is committed to the asylum by her own girlfriend after she nearly exposes Briarcliff's darkest secrets.

All these crazies and more will pop up in "American Horror Story: Asylum," which premieres on OCTOBER 17th on FX.

Extra Tidbit: Are we weirded out yet?
Source: EW

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7:33PM on 08/29/2012
That is James Cromwell? I can hardly recognize him.
That is James Cromwell? I can hardly recognize him.
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2:26PM on 08/29/2012
Can't wait for this to start again! Loved first series though it looks like claims that Lange would be a "goodie" this time around are balls. She'll still kill it though.
Can't wait for this to start again! Loved first series though it looks like claims that Lange would be a "goodie" this time around are balls. She'll still kill it though.
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