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'American Horror Story' Season 4: 'Normal Heart's' Matt Bomer joins 'Freak Show'

Matt Bomer attends the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
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"White Collar" actor Matt Bomer will guest star on an episode of "American Horror Story: Freak Show," Entertainment Weekly reported Sunday (Aug. 24). Bomer was nominated at this week's Emmy Awards for his role in the HBO film "The Normal Heart," which was directed by "AHS" creator Ryan Murphy.

“I try to get him to do everything for me,” Murphy told the magazine. “I sent him a text that said, ‘First right of refusal, here’s the role.’ It’s very…warped.” Murphy also said that he'll have to work around the actor's schedule for filming "Magic Mike 2" to get the appearance to work.

As Variety reports, Bomer joins several newcomers for Season 4, including Wes Bentley ("The Hunger Games"), Michael Chiklis, Finn Wittrock ("The Normal Heart), John Carroll Lynch ("Fargo"), the world’s smallest living woman Jyoti Amge and singer Patti LaBelle. Returning cast members include Kathy Bates, Jessica Lange, Frances Conroy, Angela Bassett, Emma Roberts, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Gabourey Sidibe.

Bomer has also worked with Murphy on his shows "Glee," where he played Blaine's (Darren Criss) older brother, and the short-lived sitcom "The New Normal." His other TV credits include "Tru Calling" and "Chuck."

"American Horror Story" Season 4 is set in Jupiter, Florida in 1952, where Lange leads a troupe of circus performers whose arrival coincides with the emergence of a dark entity that threatens the lives of freaks and normal residents alike. Lange and Bates took home acting awards at Monday's Emmys for their roles in the last season, "Coven."

"American Horror Story: Freak Show" premieres Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 10/9 p.m. CT on FX.

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