casting couch

Will Neil Patrick Harris Appear on American Horror Story: Freak Show?

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 08: Neil Patrick Harris accepts the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for Hedwig and the Angry Inch onstage during the 68th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
Photo: Theo Wargo/2014 Getty Images

Neil Patrick Harris stopped by EW Radio and geeked out with Mario Correa about variety shows, The Gong Show, and of course, freak shows. Apparently, when Harris found out that the next American Horror Story would be circus-themed, he asked Ryan Murphy if he could be on the show. “I wrote a letter to Ryan asking if I could be in it. Even though I wasn’t even available to be in it,” said Harris. “And he didn’t respond.” Fear not, NPH, Ryan Murphy has heard your cry! Last night Murphy tweeted:

The scheduling difficulty obviously involves the fact that Harris is currently engaged in his role as trans rocker Hedwig on Broadway, which ends August 17. Will that be enough time for him to join Dot and Bette?

Will Neil Patrick Harris Be on AHS: Freak Show?