In his first TV gig since his star-making turn as the archvillain on Heroes, Zachary Quinto is in negotiations for a major arc on Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s spooky new FX drama series American Horror Story.
Horror Story, which stars Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton and Jessica Lange, centers on therapist Ben Harmon (McDermott) and his wife Vivien (Britton) who move along with their kids into a haunted house. Quinto, who will appear in at least four episodes, will play Chad, the gay former owner of the house who becomes friends with Vivien.
Quinto’s character will be introduced in the show’s big two-part Halloween episode, which Murphy and Falchuk are working on. The first part will air in the series’ regular Wednesday time slot on Oct. 26, followed by Part 2 on Halloween night.
Since Heroes ended, Quinto has been focused mostly on movies, including playing Spock in Star Trek and its in-the-works sequel.