2012/10/10 23:14:40 UTC

Ian McShane joins American Horror Story: Asylum

Ryan Murphy continues to attract talent to American Horror Story and we have news of another late casting addition. Joining the already large cast in the asylum is Ian McShane (pictured below), who THR says will tussle with Jessica Lange’s Sister Jude. Sadly, that’s all we know about his character right now, but with the series set to premiere next week, we won’t have to wait too long to see him turn up.

American Horror Story: Asylum features a brand new story set at an institution for the criminally insane during the 1960′s. Adam Levine, Chloe Sevigny, James Cromwell, Lizzie Brocheré, Jenna Dewan, Clea Duvall, Franka Potente, Mark Margolis, Britne Oldford, Mark Consuelos and Joseph Fiennes make up the new cast, with Season 1 actors Jessica Lange, Frances Conroy, Zachary Quinto, Sarah Paulson, Even Peters, Eric Stonestreet, and Lily Rabe all returning as new characters.

Episode 2.01:“Welcome to Briarcliff”- Welcome to Briarcliff Manor, a notorious insane asylum which is home to the deranged serial killer Bloody Face. Lurking in the shadows of this “sanctuary of healing” are terrifying evils that blur the boundaries between reality and insanity. Written by Tim Minear; directed by Bradley Buecker.

The first episode of American Horror Story: Asylum will premiere on Wednesday, October 17th on FX. Want to learn more? We’ve included the first five minutes from the new season below and you can catch up on our coverage with the following stories:

Source: THR
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