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Asylum is the subtitle for the second season of American Horror Story. The second miniseries premiered on October 17, 2012 and ran for thirteen episodes. Cast members returning from the previous season include Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters, Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe and Frances Conroy along with new notable cast members Joseph Fiennes, Lizzie Brocheré, James Cromwell and Chloë Sevigny.
The season was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film for Jessica Lange. Asylum was also nominated for seventeen Emmy Awards, winning two.
In a New England sanitarium, presided by ministers of faith and science, the innocent and the mad run from greater dangers and their own pasts. Bookended by modern day explorations of the ruins, a darker mystery lies in wait for new victims.
Cast and Characters
|Welcome to Briarcliff||1||2012-10-17||Tim Minear||Bradley Buecker|
|Tricks and Treats||2||2012-10-24||James Wong||Bradley Buecker|
|Nor'easter||3||2012-10-31||Jennifer Salt||Michael Uppendahl|
|I Am Anne Frank: Part 1||4||2012-11-07||Jessica Sharzer||Michael Uppendahl|
|I Am Anne Frank: Part 2||5||2012-11-14||Brad Falchuk||Alfonso Gomez-Rejon|
|The Origins of Monstrosity||6||2012-11-21||Ryan Murphy||David Semel|
|Dark Cousin||7||2012-11-28||Tim Minear||David Semel|
|Unholy Night||8||2012-12-05||James Wong||Michael Lehmann|
|The Coat Hanger||9||2012-12-12||Jennifer Salt||Jeremy Podeswa|
|The Name Game||10||2013-01-02||Jessica Sharzer||Michael Lehmann|
|Spilt Milk||11||2013-01-09||Brad Falchuk||Alfonso Gomez-Rejon|
|Continuum||12||2013-01-16||Ryan Murphy||Craig Zisk|
|Madness Ends||13||2013-01-23||Tim Minear||Alfonso Gomez-Rejon|
- Asylum was considered the most hardest to film for the cast. Having to portray mentally ill or dark characters in a dark setting was mentally daunting and depressing for the cast. To try and cheer things up, Ryan Murphy included the Name Game sequence to try and cheer the cast up, and Zachary Quinto would play his banjo in between takes to cheer things up too.