Although we are still weeping over the cancellation of “The Secret Circle” earlier this spring, we are happy to at least report that one of the actors has already found new work — and it is on one of the most ambitious shows on television.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly while at the premiere for “The Amazing Spider-Man” in Los Angeles Thursday night, Chris Zylka revealed that he is going to be playing a super-secretive role on “American Horror Story’s” second season:
“Ryan Murphy, thank God, let me finally announce tonight that I will be a cast member on the second season of American Horror Story … It is a thrill, an honor, a challenge. Honestly, it was as big a thrill to book that show as it was to get a part in The Amazing Spider-Man. I cannot believe I will get to be in the same room as Jessica Lange, let alone work with her. I am a lucky, lucky guy. I, of course, cannot tell you who or what I am playing or anything about the story yet. Ryan only gave me the okay to say I was in the show. I’m not going to do anything to jeopardize that.”
This FX drama already has an incredibly impressive cast in addition to Zylka we will also see Jessica Lange, Adam Levine, Sarah Paulson, Zachary Quinto, and many more who are going to be a part of the insane asylum-inspired storyline. The time period for season 2 is the 1960s, and Murphy is hoping to showcase more traditional horror in this season versus some of the psychological terror that existed back in season 1.
We sadly don’t have a premiere date to share just yet, but be sure to check back for more on that. What do you think about Zylka’s casting? Be sure to check out some other “American Horror Story” articles by heading to this link.