One more American Horror Story standout is set for the FX series’ upcoming third cycle. “So thrilled to announce Lily Rabe is onboard for American Horror Story Season Three!,” co-creator/executive producer Ryan Murphy wrote on Twitter last night. “So talented, love her!” Four cast members have now been confirmed for AHS 3, which will be a romance set in modern times: Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Rabe. All have appeared in both previous seasons.
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UPDATED: Three more American Horror cast members from Season 1, regular Evan Peters and recurring Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe, will return for the anthology series’ second season as regulars. They will join Jessica Lange and Zachary Quinto, all playing new characters in a new setting at a East Coast institution. AHS co-creator/executive producer Ryan Murphy made the announcement during the show’s PaleyFest panel, held at the packed Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. “We don’t want to talk about it too much, we’re still writing, anybody could pop up at any time,” he said. He didn’t want to elaborate on the returning actors’ new characters, saying only that “everyone is playing the opposite of what they played before.” As for the second season as a whole, “The only real rule on this show is no werewolves and no vampires,” Murphy quipped.