Adam Levine Set to Join 'American Horror Story' Cast

Creator Ryan Murphy confirms big changes for show's second season

April 19, 2012 10:28 AM ET
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Adam Levine attends the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in West Hollywood.
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Ryan Murphy has spilled a few more details regarding the second season of American Horror Story, according to the Hollywood Reporter, including a bit more on what to expect from a new cast member: The Voice judge and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine.

"It has a lot of meat to it; it's a really gritty part," said Murphy of Levine's role. "He's with a girl and they play characters called The Lovers."

Murphy also revealed that Levine signed on immediately after being hearing the details of his character: "I pitched him the part and he listened, slackjawed, and simply said, 'I'm in.'"

The new season of American Horror Story will see the return of several cast members, including Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, and Lily Rabe, but they will be playing different characters in a creepy new place: a mental institution for the criminally insane. Murphy also noted that the new season will take place in a new time slot, creating a totally new world separate from that of the first season.

Along with the returning cast members, Murphy hinted that fans can expect more familiar faces as well as some new ones in the cast.

"The idea is to work with actors that you love and are excited by," he said. "The second season, everybody who was announced, there will be other people up on this stage who are not announced who will also be in it but are playing the polar opposite of what they were in the first season in every way."

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