American Horror Story Lures Dylan McDermott Back For Asylum-Set Season 2

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American Horror Story Asylum Dylan McDermottAnother original American Horror Story thesp has joined the FX drama’s Asylum-set second season — and this one is sure to scare up some excitement.

Dylan McDermott, who portrayed philandering leading man Ben Harmon during the spookfest’s freshman run, is officially set to return to the series (debuting tonight at 10/9c), exec producer Ryan Murphy revealed Wednesday via Twitter.

Details surrounding McDermott’s role are being kept under wraps, but he joins an ever-expanding roster of talent that includes his original Horror Story cohorts Jessica Lange, Frances Conroy, Evan Peters, Zachary Quinto, Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe.

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Brand-new to AHS this go-round are Oscar nominee James Cromwell, Big Love’s Chloe Sevigny, FlashForward’s Joseph Fiennes, Maroon 5 frontman/Voice judge Adam Levine and French actress Lizzie Brocheré. Britne Oldford, Clea Duvall, Jenna Dewan, Franka Potente, Mark Consuelos, Mark Margolis, Ian McShane and Eric Stonestreet, meanwhile, are also set to recur/guest star.



Comments (21)

  • That one actor in Hollywood who isn’t on AHS must be pissed.

    Comment by popculturewithkyle – October 17, 2012 02:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Not really. He gets to read a script that wasn’t written by Ryan Murphy, so he’s pretty psyched.

      Comment by Josh – October 17, 2012 03:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • AH-greed. Even though I’m watching it, I get nervous when Murphy (mis)uses talent that would be better off elsewhere.

        Comment by Sam – October 17, 2012 03:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think all these actors joining the cast so late is a good sign. It means good talent like Ian McShane and Franka Potente are drawn to the small commitment for the series and that the scripts are good enough for them to WANT to come back

    Comment by Lisa – October 17, 2012 03:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Best answer ever Josh !

    Comment by Behzad – October 17, 2012 03:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I would love to see Taissa Farmiga back, even in a smaller role or cameo!

    Comment by Danielle – October 17, 2012 03:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah and also Young Moira from Season 1. They are fantastic.

      Comment by Leo – October 17, 2012 07:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The one actress I most want to see back…is not so far, Alexandra Breckenridge.

    Comment by Robert Maddrey – October 17, 2012 03:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Technically, Eric Stonestreet is also a returning player from last season.

    Comment by aleksa – October 17, 2012 03:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No why he was the weakest link last year. What about Taissa? Or Ashley Rickards or Kate Mara or Denis O’Hare? Anyone but him

    Comment by Rrrrrr – October 17, 2012 03:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How are they ever going to focus on the primary characters with all these guest stars?

    Comment by Diana – October 17, 2012 03:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Have you never watched a Murphy show? This is a very common problem.

      Comment by Sam – October 17, 2012 03:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • HAHAHAHA! THIS!

        Comment by Jarrod Mitchell – October 18, 2012 05:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Or perhaps it’s your misperception that people are ‘primary characters’ when the real point is the theme…

        Comment by Temperence – October 19, 2012 08:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What we all want to know — okay, what I want to know — is if he’ll reprise his wanking-and-sobbing scene.

    Comment by Michelle R. (@MsMichelleR) – October 17, 2012 04:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ashley Rickards would have been a good addition to the cast. Even though last season she might have had 3 lines total.

    Comment by Jared – October 17, 2012 04:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • More naked McDermott.

    Comment by Ashley – October 17, 2012 06:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes please!!!!

      Comment by Kristin – October 17, 2012 08:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dylan McDermott? Meh. I’m way more excited/hot for Ian McShane and Mark Margolis. Yep, I’m a girl with unusual attractions, and that happens to be to talented character actors.

    Comment by Britta Unfiltered – October 18, 2012 12:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LOVE HIM!

    Comment by Ben Kabak – October 18, 2012 12:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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