What was one of the most oddball television series of last year, American Horror Story had a few aces in the hole, one of which was Frances Conroy. As Moira O’Hara, Conroy played one of the most tragic figures that I found to have the best depth out of anyone on the show. Luckily, it was recently announced that she would return to play a part in Asylum. Find out who she is playing and watch for more teasers after the jump!
In a tweet, creator Ryan Murphy dished out the goods that Frances Conroy would return and would be playing a character quite unlike Moira O’Hara from the first season:
“Thrilled to announce Emmy nominee Frances Conroy is returning to AHS. Devils and angels this year…Frannie plays the ultimate angel.”
Along with Frances Conroy returning, fans of the first season of American Horror Story will also see Evan Peters, Zachary Quinto, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, and of course Jessica Lange. New to the AHS family, we’ll see appearances by Adam Levine, James Cromwell, Joseph Fiennes, Chloë Sevigny, and more.
Let’s dive into these four new teasers that are better than the last ones, but still completely unrewarding. We’re up to twenty-three now people. TWENTY-THREE. Will this madness never end? You can check out when these promos began a month ago, when they got better, and when they started failing miserably.
First off, we have “Spiraling,” which one could infer madness. We see three characters hanging out on a staircase and then the black penguin comes walking up the stairs only to have a confrontation with the patient at the top. The two other patients magically disappeared. Are patients going to disappear in and out of the asylum like in the murder house or was this just bad editing?
Let’s head back into the rave. The white penguin appears in this video as she pokes her head out of the crowd only to get duck back in. Perhaps she was rolling too hard so she decided to recede back to whence she came. Maybe that’s why this teaser is called “Awakening”?
This next teaser, “Door,” gives your brain a little more to play with. Now we’re seeing both the black and white penguins interchange with each other. I’m going to assume based on the character hints that there is going to be some inner turmoil with some of the staff.
Last, and I’m sure not the least, we have “Face,” which would only imply that they are speaking about Bloody Face. I don’t know why they would just tease him in the shadows and not show him at all. There are photos of him on the Internets and all.
You can find Frances Conroy and the rest of the cast on American Horror Story: Asylum when the new season premieres Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 10pm EST on FX.