TVLine is reporting that American Beauty star Wes Bentley will be guest starring on the upcoming season of American Horror Story. He’s set to appear in the two-part Halloween episode as Eddie, a tormentor from Kathy Bates’ character’s past who returns to her life seeking revenge.
Bentley joins a cast that includes Bates, Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, and Frances Conroy, with Michael Chiklis being the other big addition for the season that’ll be known as Freak Show. More details should be released about the season, including what should be a flurry of new additions and the first of a series of cryptic teasers, in the coming weeks.
In addition to his role in the Oscar-winning Sam Mendes film, Bentley has appeared in The Hunger Games, The Four Feathers, and Ghost Rider. His stint on American Horror Story will be the first television credits in his 19-year career, though he’s currently attached to Ryan Murphy drama Open, still in contention for a slot on HBO’s schedule.
The fourth season of American Horror Story is set to premiere this fall on FX.
Will you be watching American Horror Story this season? Are you surprised that Bentley hasn’t appeared in a scripted television series before? Where do you think American Horror Story will take its Freak Show theme?