‘American Horror Story’ Update: Neil Patrick Harris Joins the Freaks

By April Lara | 2 years ago
‘American Horror Story’ Update: Neil Patrick Harris Joins the Freaks

A bag full of magic tricks to satisfy your curious minds is up ahead on the upcoming episodes of “American Horror Story: Freak Show." There’s no better way to present such tricks but by a man wearing a top hat and a red jacket and someone who can really best execute magic in the show. Curious to know who the magician is? Read on for further details.

According to Hypable, creator and showrunner Ryan Murphy originally wanted that Neil Patrick Harris and his husband David Burtka to be on the show. Unfortunately, both roles went to Zachary Quinto and Teddy Sears. They made their debut in the very first installment of “AHS,” which was “Murder House.”  


On a positive note, Harris will be seen in "Freak Show." Harris will make his debut when the show returns Jan. 7, 2015. His role would be as Chester, the master illusionist of Elsa’s Cabinet of Curiosities. According to the synopsis, a traveling salesman will get the Twins' attentions as Elsa prepares herself for Hollywood. Meanwhile, Dell will then plan how Jimmy can escape from the police station. 

Chester has mastered the art of distraction and illusion, which means that with skills like that, his hands are not that clean. We also have the trailer for you for the upcoming episode, where we will see Harris perform his tricks. Moreover, there is Dandy who failed to cut someone in half, but when Chester did it, he succeeded.

Photos of Harris as Chester have already resurfaced on the Internet. You can click here to see photos.

Click HERE to see the promotional video for the upcoming episode (Episode 11) titled “Magical Thinking.”

What do you think of Neil Patrick Harris on “AHS: Freak Show”? Are you excited to see him? Let us know by posting your comments below!

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