Taissa Farmiga returning to American Horror Story season 3

News Louisa Mellor
24 Jan 2013 - 08:12

AHS co-creator Ryan Murphy confirms that season one actress Taissa Farmiga is in talks to return for season three...

Now that American Horror Story has concluded its second impressive run, all eyes are on creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's plans for season three.

Last week, Murphy spilled a few select beans on his plans for the new instalment, revealing that the third horror series would feature a stronger horror romance element, take place in different time periods, and have a premise that was "historical in nature". A sizeable chunk of fans are thinking witch trials at this point, though there's no official word as yet.

Murphy confirmed that Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters would all be returning to AHS three, and that Lange had  requested that certain members of the season one cast return. One of those cast members is presumably Taissa Farmiga (season one's Violet Harmon), whom Murphy has confirmed is in negotiations to return.

Today's news explains Murphy's reference to season three's "definite return to the youth element", as it's thought that nineteen-year-old Farmiga will be half of the "star-crossed romance" teased by Murphy last week.

Murphy told Entertainment Weekly, “I missed her this season. There wasn’t really a role for her. I feel very protective of her and I didn’t want her to go back into the loony bin—it was too dark. So I thought well ‘I want Taissa to be one of the leads next year.’ I called her up and pitched her the character for the season and she loved it and she said, ‘Yes let’s do it.’ So we’re in negotiations for her to headline season three.”

Also confirmed as returning next season are regulars Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, and Evan Peters. We'll keep you posted as more arrives.

Read our review of American Horror Story's season two finale, Madness Ends, here.

Entertainment Weekly

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