By Brian Marder, Hollywood.com Staff
Oscar/Emmy nominee James Cromwell has joined the ever growing and somewhat odd list of actors slated for roles on American Horror Story's second season on FX.
The veteran actor Oscar-nominated for the movie Babe; Emmy-nominated for HBO's Six Feet Under, alongside AHS Season 1 star Frances Conroy will play Dr. Arden, whose boss at a mental hospital is played by returning actress Jessica Lange. Let's just say that their relationship is not going to be friendly.
The Cromwell casting is another in a long line of bits and pieces of information that are helping to give or tease an idea of what to expect when next season finally premieres on FX in October.
What else have we learned? Aside from a flurry of big-name hirings (including Maroon 5's Adam Levine and Chloe Sevigny) and relative unknowns being cast in big roles (including French actress Lizzie Brochere), co-creator Ryan Murphy famously and controversially revealed that AHS would henceforth be an anthology series with a new ""haunting"" every season. There will be no real continuity and, for the most part, a revolving door of cast members (and those who return will do so as different characters).
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