Ryan Murphy

The second chapter of American Horror Story, which will feature characters in a mental institution, will be fittingly called "Asylum," FX announced Wednesday.

"We picked 'Asylum' because it not only describes the setting — an insane asylum run by Jessica Lange's character which was formerly a tuberculosis ward — but also signifies a place of haven for the unloved and the unwanted," executive producer Ryan Murphy said in a statement. "This year's theme is about sanity and tackling real-life horrors."

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The show has recruited a host of big names for its second season cast, including Lange, Zachary Quinto, Adam Levine, James Cromwell and Joseph Fiennes.

The first chapter of American Horror Story — which featured Lange, Quinto, Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott and was set in a haunted Los Angeles house — received 17 Emmy nominations last month, setting a record for the most nominations for a miniseries in history. The show qualified as a miniseries because the first season had a definitive conclusion.

American Horror Story returns to FX in October.