Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Sylar is back! In his first TV gig since his star-making turn as the archvillain on Heroes, Zachary Quinto is in negotiations for a major arc on Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s spooky new FX drama series American Horror Story. Additionally, the show is prepping a big two-part Halloween episode whose conclusion will air on Halloween night.

American Horror Story, which stars Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton and Jessica Lange, is described as a psychosexual thriller. It centers on therapist Ben Harmon (McDermott) and his wife Vivien (Britton) who, dealing with the aftermath of Ben’s adultery, move along with their kids into a new house that seems to know all about their fears and plays on them. Quinto, who will appear in at least four episodes, will play Chad, the gay former owner of the house who becomes friends with Vivien. Quinto will make his debut in a big two-part Halloween episode, which Murphy and Falchuk are working on. The first part will air in the series’ regular Wednesday time slot Oct. 26, followed by Part 2 on Halloween night, which FX is expected to turn into an American Horror Story-themed event. Quinto, repped by CAA and Untitled, has been focused on movies recently, including playing Spock in Star Trek, a role he is poised to play in the sequel.

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