We previously reported the exciting news that Jenna Dewan-Tatum had joined the second season of FX’s Emmy-nominated series ‘American Horror Story, entitled ‘American Horror Story: Asylum‘, which is set at an East Coast mental institution for the criminally insane in the 1960s.

Now we can officially say congrats to Jenna, as the show’s premiere on Wednesday night earned record ratings with 3.85 million viewers, the largest audience yet for the hit horror series!

The show’s creator, Ryan Murphy, dished early on to The Hollywood Reporter on the meaning behind the name…

“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,” Murphy adds, “This year’s theme is about sanity and tackling real-life horrors.”

Murphy gave us even more scoop when he joined Twitter and tweeted a photo of Jenna with her fellow new cast member Adam Levine, and Murphy’s ‘Glee’ leading lady Lea Michele.

Entertainment Weekly also featured a cover story on the highly popular show, along with a slew of new posters, giving us the first look at Jenna in character and a creepy new trailer.

In the show, Jenna plays the horror-loving Teresa, the second half of Asylum‘s high-profile newlywed couple. Watch the first 5 minutes of the show and click here for clips from the show, and stay tuned for more new episodes on Wednesday nights at 10 pm Eastern/9 Central on FX!

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