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Wes Bentley Joins AHS: Freak Show as [Spoiler]'s Tormentor

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Wes Bentley is getting his Freak on.

The American Beauty actor has landed an arc on American Horror Story: Freak Show, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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Bentley will appear in the show’s two-part Halloween episode (tentatively set to air Oct. 21 and 28) as Eddie, a dark tormentor from Kathy Bates’ past who is hell-bent on revenge.

The latest incarnation of FX’s anthology hit centers on the last freak show in America in 1952 and stars AHS vets Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy and the aforementioned Bates. The cast also includes Michael Chiklis, who will be playing a strongman who’s married to Angela Bassett’s character.

Bentley is among the leads in AHS cocreator Ryan Murphy’s HBO pilot Open (which I’m told is still in the mix at the cabler).