It’s just been announced that AE favorite Zachary Quinto, best known for playing the villainous Sylar on NBC’s Heroes and Spock in JJ Abrams’ 2009 Star Trek reboot (the sequel to which Abrams promised us he’d consider adding a gay character to), has joined the cast of Ryan Murphy’s new FX series American Horror Story. The greatest part? He’ll be playing a gay character.
As reported by Deadline, Quinto will play Chad, the gay former owner of the haunted Victorian home that married couple Ben Harmon (Dylan McDermott) and his wife Vivien (Connie Britton) have just moved into with their teenage daughter Violet (Taissa Farmiga). His arc, which has him making friends with Vivien, will take place over at least four episodes of the first season, with his first appearance occurring in a special two-part Halloween episode.
The first part will air during the series’ regular Wednesday night timeslot on October 26th, followed by a second installment to air on Halloween night.
In other words: get those DVRs ready!