We have to give credit where credit is due when it comes to the producers of “American Horror Story” — they continue to surprise us when it comes to their casting. First, we had the news that Maroon 5 rocker Adam Levine was going to come on the show as a part of a pair of characters known as “The Lovers” — now, we’re finding out that a legend of daytime TV is going to be jumping headfirst into a pretty serious primetime role.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Mark Consuelos — best known or his role on “All My Children” along with several guest-hosting stints on “Live! with Kelly” alongside his wife Kelly Ripa — has been booked by Ryan Murphy and company to play the role of Spivey during season 2 of the show. Sadly, there’s not much else known about the character or the time being.
The cast for this series at the moment is incredibly expansive, as we know that familiar faces such Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, and Sarah Paulson (all playing new characters) are going to be joined by such newcomers as Levine and “The Secret Circle” alum Chris Zylka. The craziest news is that there are still a plethora of other patient characters to be announced for the show, along with a woman to play the Mother Superior who is overseeing the insane asylum being run by Lange’s character (who is also a nun).
When you consider that FX had a panel for “Sons of Anarchy” at Comic-Con this year — and another Ryan Murphy / Brad Falchuk show was there in “Glee” — it’s almost surprising that this series was a no-show at the event. We’re betting it’s due to a desire to keep everything a secret for as long as possible until the show launches later this fall, and so far this move is paying off in spades.
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