11:53am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'American Horror Story' Adds Matt Bomer
American Horror Story is adding Matt Bomer to Freak Show.
The White Collar star will pop in to the FX anthology for one episode, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
As first reported by EW, showrunner Ryan Murphy approached his Normal Heart Emmy nominee for the gig. Details on Bomer's character — like all things AHS — are being kept under wraps but Murphy described the role as "warped."
AHS marks the latest Murphy project for Bomer, who in addition to HBO's Emmy-nominiated movie The Normal Heart also had an arc on Fox's Glee as Blaine's (Darren Criss) older brother.
Bomer joins returning AHS stars in Freak Show including Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sidibe and Evan Peters. New faces joining AHS this season include Michael Chiklis, The Hunger Games' Wes Bentley, Fargo's John Carroll Lynch, The Normal Heart's Finn Wittrock and the world's smallest living woman, Jyoti Amge. Patti LaBelle will also appear in a four-episode arc.
AHS returns Oct. 8. Here's the formal logline: "American Horror Story: Freak Show begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952. A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience."
Watch the newest teaser below.