With last night's season finale for the FX show "American Horror Story," Madness Ends (episode 2.13), fans find creator Ryan Murphy lied, a little bit. He had said previously that everything would be explained and no questions left unanswered.
But the alien subplot wasn't really fleshed out, and Murphy admitted (according to a Hollywood Reporter article published last night) he wanted that angle left a bit ambiguous so fans can ponder their own interpretations. Kit (Evan Peters) was abducted before his death, but since the aliens never communicated their motives, fans are going to have to swallow Grace's (Lizzie Brocheré) explanation to Alma (Britne Oldford) in episode 2.12 that Kit was chosen for his open-mindedness and leave it at that.
Alicia Lutes (in a Hollywood.com article published yesterday) proposes very apt theories that "the alien storyline is a direct foil to the religious control that runs throughout the entire series." After all, the existence of neither aliens nor God can be definitively proven or disproven, with believers often so fervent as to "off-put" non-believers. And the open-minded and compassionate Kit becomes not only savior to the other characters, but also the chosen of the aliens.
So what about season 3, which has fans abuzz even though the premiere won't happen until October? Murphy still isn't ready to reveal the new setting or plot. But he's not keeping completely quiet on the subject either.
In addition to the return of Jessica Lange (who won an Emmy for the show), Peters and Sarah Paulson, who all appeared in Murder House (season 1) and starred in Asylum (season 2), Murphy announced he's in negotiations to get Taissa Farmiga back for season 3. Farmiga starred as Violet Harmon, Tate's love interest, in Murder House, but she didn't appear in Asylum. She's the younger sister of Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga ("The Departed," "Up in the Air," "Orphan").
Murphy told Entertainment Weekly, in an article yesterday, that he intends Farmiga to "headline" the season. He said he "missed her this season" but that he feels "protective of her and ... didn't want her to go back into the loony bin."
Murphy has also revealed that season 3 will be lighter than Asylum and will include romance. He's previously said Lange's character will be glamorous, and in yesterday's EW article, he added that she will play a villainous character, more similar to her Constance in Murder House than her Jude in Asylum. He said he wants "constant makeup, gowns and a full on blow out for every scene!"
Murphy also revealed that season 3 "will be shot on location in 3 different cities in the country." He's signed Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, who directed last night's finale as well as episode 2.5, I Am Anne Frank (Part 2), and episode 2.11, Spilt Milk.
In addition, Murphy said, "I think this show could do now 10 years and I’d be interested in doing it that long and I like that every year will be a completely different tone and message and visual look." So get ready for many more years to come of Murphy's shocking and incredibly imaginative stories.