FIRST LOOK: Check out these new stills from the upcoming season of American Horror Story: Asylum featured in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly. After months of secrecy, we finally get to meet the new characters. Here’s what we know so far,
Sister Jude (Jessica Lange) - The sadistic nun who runs the Massachusetts mental institution, Briarcliff Manor, in 1964.
Kit (Evan Peters) - One of the newest inmates who is subject to Sister Jude’s brutal punishment (read: shackles, canes). Committed to Briarcliff after being accused of murdering his wife (played by Britne Olford), though he claims she was abducted — and not by humans.
Shelley (Chloe Sevigny) - A nymphomaniac inmate.
Leo (Adam Levine) and Teresa (Jenna Dewan-Tatum) - A newlywed couple known as “The Lovers” visiting modern-day Briarcliff. If you thought Rubber Man was a formidable foe, wait until you meet the Big Bad whose attention Leo draws. Let’s just say, this adversary effectively kills the honeymoon romance.
Lana (Sarah Paulson) - Lesbian journalist committed to the asylum by her own girlfriend after she nearly exposes Briarcliff’s darkest secrets.
Dr. Thredson (Zachary Quinto) - Psychiatrist whose forward-thinking ways conflict with Sister Jude’s management style.
Sister Eunice (Lily Rabe) - Second-in-command at Briarcliff Manor who is more than meets the eye.
Dr. Arden (James Cromwell) - The not-so-good doctor is behind one of the season’s newest frights: the Raspers. The mutated humans lurk in the forest outside of the institution and are a product of Arden’s diabolical experiments on Briarcliff’s inmates. Oh, and Arden may or may not be a Nazi.
The mag, on newsstands August 31, also reveals that the second installment will include “aliens, Nazis, and a serial killer named Bloody Face who wears a mask made out of his victims skin along with black nightie and opera length gloves.”
American Horror Story: Asylum premieres October 17 on FX.
So much wonderful fucked-up-ness.