AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM Reveals Five New Teasers and Four New Images, Plus Franka Potente Joins the Second Season for a Guest Arc

     August 27, 2012


If Labor Day signals the unofficial end of Summer, then the premiere of American Horror Story: Asylum should suffice for the unofficial kick-off for Halloween.  To get an early jump on the festivities, we have a handful of new images and teaser promos to share with you today.  The marketing isn’t providing a whole lot of context or even showing any of the cast.  What they’re doing is giving us a look at the aesthetics of season two and teasing the bejesus out of us for what we can expect to see.  Perhaps newcomer Franka Potente (The Bourne Identity) can shed some light on that subject.

American Horror Story: Asylum, from creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, stars Zachary Quinto, Lily Rabe, Evan Peters, James Cromwell, Joseph Fiennes, Sarah Paulson, and of course, Jessica Lange.  The anthology show’s second season debuts on FX October 17th.  Hit the jump for a look at the new images, teasers and more on Potente’s role.

The few bits about American Horror Story: Asylum that we already knew include the setting (a 1964 insane asylum on the East Coast) and the facts that Lange will play a nun at the institution and Cromwell will play her boss.  TV Line reports that Potente will join the show for two episodes as a mysterious patient of the facility.  Other new faces include Clea Duvall, Chris Zylka, Chloe Sevigny, Adam Levine, Mark Consuelos and Lizzie Brochere. Check out the newest teasers below (we previously posted some here and here) and see if you can figure out the clues hidden within them. (Perhaps these are extended glimpses of the new intro sequence for season two?)

The following images for American Horror Story: Asylum comes courtesy of EW: