Set to premiere on October 8th, “American Horror Story: Freak Show” has added another popular actor to its cast: “White Collar’s” Matt Bomer, who will appear in just one episode this season.
“AHS” showrunner Ryan Murphy told EW that Bomer’s role is “very… warped” and he’s excited to reunite once again with the “amazing” actor. Bomer is nominated this year for an Emmy for his performance in “The Normal Heart,” also directed by Murphy.
“I try to get him to do everything for me, Murphy said. “I sent him a text that said, ‘First right of refusal, here’s the role.’” No other details about Bomer’s role were revealed, but Murphy added that he had to work around Bomer’s schedule filming Magic Mike 2 in order to make the appearance work.
Season 4 features returning stars Jessica Lange as Elsa Mars, Kathy Bates as Effil Darling, Angela Bassett as Desiree Dupree, Sarah Paulson doing double-duty as Siamese twins Bette and Dot Tattler, Evan Peters playing Jimmy Darling, and Emma Roberts as Maggie.
“AHS” newcomer Michael Chiklis stars as Wendell Del Toredo, and also joining the show this season is John Carroll Lynch (“Fargo”), who will play a core villain. Denis O’Hare, Gabourey Sidibe, Jamie Brewer, Frances Conroy, Wes Bentley, Jyoti Amge, Finn Wittrock, and Patti LaBelle round out the cast.
“American Horror Story: Freak Show” is set in 1950s Florida and centers around one of the last remaining freak shows of the time. Look for the season premiere on Wednesday, October 8th, at 10:00 pm ET/PT.
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