March 20, 2012 11:58am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'The Voice's' Adam Levine Circling FX's 'American Horror Story'
FX's American Horror Story continues to boost the star power for its upcoming second season.
The Voice coach Adam Levine is in talks to join the horror anthology series from Glee co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
As first reported by EW, Levine would play half of a contemporary character referred to as "The Lovers" in American Horror Story's sophomore season.
For Levine, the role would mark The Voice coach's first entry into scripted series, with the FX drama working around the Maroon 5 frontman's summer concert schedule.
He would join cast members Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe in the new season -- with the previously announced stars returning to play entirely new characters that Murphy has described as the opposite of their initial role.
"It's very fun to take a group of actors that you love and say, 'Come play again,' " Murphy said this month at PaleyFest. "Every year in the series is about a different haunting, so everybody will be playing the opposite of what they played, which is fun."
Details on Season 2 of AHS remain slim, with Murphy announcing in December following the freshman-season finale that the series would reboot itself every year.
"There are so many great genre subsets of horror. Our only rule on the show is no werewolves and no vampires," Murphy said of what viewers won't see during Season 2. "I feel that a supernatural element will always be a part of the show, but I don't think we're interested in that the same way. We're trying to do something much more historically accurate."
The potential casting would bring Levine closer into the Glee fold, with the singer-songwriter launching a record label this year and signing Glee co-star Matthew Morrison.