Deadline is reporting that Oscar nominee James Cromwell is in negotiations to join Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s anthology series for a 10-episode arc opposite star Jessica Lange.
Season 2 of AHS is set in an East Coast institution for the criminally insane run by Lange’s character. Cromwell will play Dr. Arden, who works at the institution and goes head-to-head with his boss.
Along with Lange, several other actors from the 1st season will also be returning but playing different characters, including Zachary Quinto, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and Lily Rabe. They will be joined by Cromwell, Chloe Sevigny, Maroon 5
singer Adam Levine and French actress Lizzie Brocheré.