Matt Bomer to Guest Star on American Horror Story: Freak Show

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Looks like the cast of American Horror Story: Freak Show is getting a little more White Collar.

As first reported by Entertainment Weekly, actor Matt Bomer will be guest starring during the new season of American Horror Story this fall. Series creator Ryan Murphy shared the news at EW’s Emmy Party and expressed his excitement about working with Bomer again.

“I try to get him to do everything for me,” Murphy told EW. “I sent him a text that said, ‘First right of refusal, here’s the role.’ It’s very…warped.”

Bomer has worked with Murphy before, first guest starring as Blaine’s brother in season three of Glee and then with him again on the Emmy-nominated HBO movie, The Normal Heart, which Murphy directed and which earned Bomer an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting actor in a TV Miniseries/Movie for his performance a Felix Turner. Bomer will appear in one episode of American Horror Story: Freak Show, which, as Murphy himself explained, they had to shoot around Bomer’s film schedule for Magic Mike 2.

In addition to Glee and The Normal Heart, Bomer’s TV credits include his leading role on the USA Network series White Collar, along with guest starring roles on Tru CallingThe New Normal (also from Ryan Murphy), and, most notably, NBC’s spy series, Chuck, where Bomer appeared frequently as Chuck’s former best friend and roommate turned CIA agent, Bryce Larkin.

American Horror Story: Freak Show premieres on FX on Wednesday, October 8th. Check out the newest teaser trailer for it below.

Photo by Stefania D’Alessandro/Getty Images for Giffoni Film Festival

Chris is the Managing Editor of TVOvermind. A graduate of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, where he majored in English and Film, he has been writing for TVOvermind for over two years and has written about several different television shows, such as New Girl, Breaking Bad, Glee, and Homeland. Contact him through Twitter (@ckinger13) or email (
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