Neil Patrick Harris might bring his wacky acting talents to Ryan Murphy’s new FX anthology series, “American Horror Story: Freak Show”. The “How I met Your Mother” star mentioned during an appearance on EW Radio while promoting his new film “Gone Girl”, that he asked Murphy in a letter whether he could take part in the upcoming season.

Harris says:

“I wrote a letter to Ryan asking if I can be in it, even though I wasn’t even available to be in it,”

“He hasn’t responded. … I just love those series. ‘Coven’ was fantastic. To do one that involves any kind of freak, circus nonsense is going to be so unsettling to watch, can’t wait.”

Murphy has in fact replied to Harris’ letter via Twitter on Friday, July 18.


He tweeted:

“@ActuallyNPH of course you can be on Freak Show! I have a role I think you’d love,”

Harris still needs to submit his response!

The “carnival” themed fourth season will be set in the 1950’s with Jessica Lange taking the lead in her fourth and final season. Sarah Paulson takes on the role as siamese twins Bette and Dot, Michael Chiklis will play a strong man who was married to Bassett’s character, and Jessica Lange will be playing a German ex-pat who is managing one of the last freak shows in the U.S.

Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, and Frances Conroy all play performers whom Lange’s character has rescued; Denis O’Hare and Emma Roberts are also in talks to return. Freak Show’s 13 episodes will track this group as they do anything to keep their business around.

The “Freak Show” is heading our way this October on FX.

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