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|Rick||Aug 25 2011, 03:01 AM|
FX’s upcoming horror drama American Horror Story will not play out like The Killing.
The series from Glee co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk revolves around Ben and Vivien Harmon (Dylan McDermott and Connie Britton) who move from Boston to a creepy haunted Los Angeles mansion after an affair and miscarriage. Described by Murphy as a “psycho-sexual thriller,” the series serves as a metaphor for marriage and will set up a number of mysteries in the 90-minute premiere.
“As a pilot, it has eight cliffhangers in it,” Murphy said Saturday while promoting the show at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in Beverly Hills, noting that the series has an “obligation” to explain the mysteries of the series to the audience. “By the third episode, all of those big mysteries are settled and I think the audience can just be along for the ride.”
The pilot, screened this week for critics at TCA, includes a mysterious creature with fangs and sharp claws that attacks a girl in the basement of the Victorian-era home in which the Harmons now reside, a creepy guy in a full-body rubber suit and characters including Denis O’Hare’s Larry the Burn Guy, a pseudo reformed killer who used to live at the estate.
Further deepening the mystery, Jessica Lange’s nosy neighbor Constance has an as-yet-unexplained back story with Moira, the housekeeper who comes with the house who appears as either a young sexual woman (Alexandra Breckenridge) or an older, dutiful woman (Frances Conroy) to various residents.
American Horror Story premieres Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 10 p.m. on FX.
Edited by Rick, Aug 25 2011, 03:10 AM.
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