We're getting close to the premiere of American Horror Story: Asylum and we have the synopsis for the first episode, titled Welcome to Briarcliff:

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.

American Horror Story: Asylum is currently filming and 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, 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.

The first episode of American Horror Story: Asylum will premiere on Wednesday, October 17th. Want to learn more? Catch up on our coverage with the following stories: