Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Denis O’Hare is set to co-star opposite Connie Britton in American Horror Story, Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s drama pilot for FX. Murphy is set to direct the pilot, from 20th Century Fox, which will shoot next month, after Murphy and Falchuk wrap production on Glee.

FX and the producers are keeping the premise of American Horror Story under wraps, but a breakdown for the pilot lists its main characters as Ben Harmon, a sensitive therapist, and Vivien Harmon (Britton), his gorgeous wife who is a force to be reckoned with in spite of her vulnerable demeanor. O’Hare will play Larry, also referred to as “Larry the burn guy”. It is unclear if the “burn” part is metaphorical or living up to the “horror” portion in the title of the show. Murphy and Falchuk are executive producing American Horror Story with Dante Di Loreto. The pilot is being eyed for a fall series launch on FX. O’Hare, who co-starred on HBO’s True Blood last season, has been recurring on CBS’ The Good Wife.

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