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

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.

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21 Comments
  1. That one actor in Hollywood who isn’t on AHS must be pissed.

  2. Lisa says:

    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

  3. Behzad says:

    Best answer ever Josh !

  4. Danielle says:

    I would love to see Taissa Farmiga back, even in a smaller role or cameo!

  5. The one actress I most want to see back…is not so far, Alexandra Breckenridge.

  6. aleksa says:

    Technically, Eric Stonestreet is also a returning player from last season.

  7. Rrrrrr says:

    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

  8. Diana says:

    How are they ever going to focus on the primary characters with all these guest stars?

  9. What we all want to know — okay, what I want to know — is if he’ll reprise his wanking-and-sobbing scene.

  10. Jared says:

    Ashley Rickards would have been a good addition to the cast. Even though last season she might have had 3 lines total.

  11. Ashley says:

    More naked McDermott.

  12. Britta Unfiltered says:

    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.

  13. Ben Kabak says:

    LOVE HIM!

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