Whatever else one may have thought about the first season of American Horror Story, people had to admit its cast was first-rate, headlined by two-time Oscar winner (and Golden Globe winner for her AHS role) Jessica Lange. It’s tough company to fit in with, but executive producer Ryan Murphy is apparently looking to cast an acting newcomer for a key role in the upcoming second season.
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Adam Levine, Maroon 5 lead singer and judge on The Voice, is in the latter stages of negotiations to appear on American Horror Story, playing one-half of a couple (presumably the more heavily tattooed half) simply called “the lovers.” Levine has never acted before outside of music videos, but has done some modeling and is very much considered a male sex symbol.
The producers are said to be so taken with Levine that they are willing to arrange their summer shooting schedule to accommodate Maroon 5’s’ touring, which itself had to be adjusted to reflect the expected switch of The Voice to the NBC fall lineup.
Several familiar faces from the first season of AHS, including Lange, will return for the new batch of episodes, but all will be playing new roles, since the series is made up of self-contained season-long arcs. Season 2 is expected to debut in October in time to wrap up before the holidays.