We finally get some more details about American Horror Story S2

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Dec 17, 2012

It seems like it's been forever since the creep-tastic first season of FX's American Horror Story came to an end—but now we finally have some intel on season two to tide us over.

Creator Ryan Murphy revealed the second season's setting at a panel discussion Wednesday, shedding more light on the tidbits we'd already heard.

"[Season two] is set on the East Coast at an institution for the criminally insane that is run by [season-one actress] Jessica [Lange]," he told The Hollywood Reporter.

The setting was actually teased in the season-one episode "Birth," where a psychic notes different places that are flush with supernatural energy—specifically mentioning asylums.

"[The tease came via] something that Sarah Paulson's character, Billie Dean, says to Jessica and Taisa as she's sage-ing the house and talking about places where evil collects: We talk about institutions and prisons and things like that," Murphy said. "That was the clue."

Murphy also notes season two will be set in a "completely different time period," which just has us salivating at the potential for a period-set horror show.

Initially conceived as an anthology series, each season will tell a different story with different characters, though some actors from season one will return in different roles. In addition to Lange, Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe and Sarah Paulson will also pop up in season two. Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine will also be part of the cast, which seems a little weird, but we'll just have to trust Murphy.

What do you think: Does the season-two premise pique your interest?

(The Hollywood Reporter, via TV Line)