Fresh off of an Emmy victory, Eric Stonestreet ended a day that began with rumors he was romantically linked to Charlize Theron with another golden beauty as he clutched a statue for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. However one series that seemed to lack a bit after over a dozen nominations happened to be the hit drama American Horror Story, where Jessica Lange was victorious but was simply no match for the HBO hit Game Change in the Miniseries/TV Movie categories. Now on the verge of its second season premiere, it seems the Modern Family star is ready to strike up a dramatic turn yet again on the FX hit.
Ryan Murphy revealed to TV Line that Stonestreet will be another returning face in the upcoming American Horror Story: Asylum. The actor previously played the role of a psych patient named Derek who was terrified of certain urban legends in the series’ first season, but it seems that since mental patients are in this year than Stonestreet’s character will be breaking away from the crowd.
Instead, Murphy says that Stonestreet will be playing “a killer” with any specific plot details regarding the part left unknown for the time being. He won’t be the only murderer on the block this season either, as the masked Bloody Face will be an interesting staple to the overarching story which kicks offAsylum‘s period drama tale. Though it’s unlikely that Stonestreet will be behind the big bad, there’s a chance he could have ties to the villain that currently stands tall as a large mystery.
Stonestreet joins fellow returning actors Lange, Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy and more while newcomers include Adam Levine, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Joseph Fiennes, Chloe Sevigny, and James Cromwell.
American Horror Story: Asylum premieres Wednesday October 11th at 10PM on FX.