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Jessica Lange returning to 'American Horror Story' in new role

March 1, 2012 |  5:02 pm

Jessica Lange is coming back for more 'Horror Story'

There goes the neighborhood — again. Jessica Lange is reportedly coming back to "American Horror Story," though not in the housecoat of her fan-favorite character Constance.

Lange made the Ryan Murphy horror series a must-watch as the world-weary, nosy and sinister neighbor to Season 1's Vivien (Connie Britton) and Ben (Dylan McDermott), and nabbed a SAG Award and Golden Globe in the process. But this time around, it's a new haunting and a new character for Lange.

"This will really be the Jessica Lange show, so I’m very excited about it," Murphy told EW. "We are designing this amazing new opposite of the Constance character for her. She and I have spoken about different things. She has a lot of ideas, and has a lot of input into her character."

"I really sweated this negotiation," he added, "so I’m glad she is firmly on board."

Some pretty heavy words from a man who can, on a whim, casually assemble Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz, Reese Witherspoon and Beyoncé for a movie. 

There's no other casting news or house details as of yet, but perhaps we'll run into the popular ghosts played last season by Francis Conroy, Zachary Quinto, Kate Mara and Alexandra Breckenridge when production starts up in July.

Season 2 will hit FX in October. 


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Photo: Jessica Lange at the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards show in Los Angeles on Jan. 29. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times