'AHS' Season 5 Needs Finn Wittrock, So Is The Wickedly Awesome 'Freak Show' Star Coming Back?
Fans of American Horror Story have no idea what the Freak Show finale has in store for them, much less what Season 5 of the anthology series will look like — so there's really no way on earth to know which of the cast will be returning for the show's fifth iteration. And yet I can't help but ask: Will Finn Wittrock be coming back for AHS Season 5?
For four years, two-time Academy Award winner Jessica Lange has been AHS's anchor, and we were all hit hard by the news that Freak Show would be Lange's last season on Ryan Murphy's program. Now, we also know that Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson, and Emma Roberts are all unlikely to return, given that they've been cast in other shows (ABC's The Whispers, FX's American Crime Story, and Fox's Scream Queens, respectively). So who is coming back? While many fans are surely crossing their fingers that HBICs Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett (both introduced during Season 3's Coven) will return, others likely have their eyes on one of AHS's newest players: Wittrock, who portrays Freak Show's enfant terrible Dandy Mott.
Despite playing perhaps the most despicable character in the show's history (and that's saying something), Wittrock quickly won the hearts of viewers with his good looks, his sympathetic smiles, and his hilariously unselfconscious portrayal of Dandy's tortured soul. And it's not like he can only play psychopaths — his roles in the likes of Angelina Jolie's Unbroken , Showtime's Masters Of Sex , and HBO's The Normal Heart prove that the 30-year-old actor has impressive range. So you can't blame me for wanting to see Wittrock come back for more.
So will he? Sadly, not even the actor himself seems sure at this point. Wittrock spoke to Nola.com about AHS Season 5 and the news is, well, nonexistent:
There has honestly been no conversation about it. I've just been trying to make it through this ... The great thing about the show is I can do something completely and utterly different, which is what I want to do if I did it again.
Fortunately, it seems like Wittrock might have room in his schedule for another round with Murphy & Co. The only credits on his IMDb page after Freak Show are leading roles in the football drama My All American (which is supposedly "Completed") and the war drama The Submarine Kid, which he also co-wrote (and is supposedly in "Post-Production"). For an actor whose star is rising so quickly, it's unlikely that there are no other projects lined up for him at the moment — but at this point, no news is good news when it comes to his availability for more AHS.