Zachary Quinto Up for Major Arc on FX’s AMERICAN HORROR STORY, Ryan Murphy Planning Big Two-Part Halloween Episode

     August 26, 2011


Spock is coming back to television. Zachary Quinto, who broke out in a big way as the villain on NBC’s Heroes, is now in talks for a major arc on Ryan Murphy’s (Glee, Nip/Tuck) new FX series American Horror Story.  The show, described as a “psychosexual thriller,” stars Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton and Jessica Lange and centers on a family who moves from Boston to Los Angeles in an attempt to get over the patriarch’s adulterous affair. The new house they move into, however, is a bit peculiar as it seems to know all of their fears and proceeds to toy with them.

Deadline reports that Quinto would play Chad, the gay former owner of the family’s new house who becomes friends with Britton’s character. He’s poised to first appear in a big two-part Halloween episode that executive producers Murphy and Brad Falchuk are currently prepping. The first half of the two-parter will air in the show’s normal Wednesday time slot on October 26th, with the concluding half poised to run on Halloween night in what FX is planning as an American Horror Story event. The series premieres Wednesday October 5th on FX.