'American Horror Story: Hotel' Checks In 'New Girl's Schmidt
American Horror Story: Hotel is checking in another victim— I mean guest. Series creator Ryan Murphy took to his Twitter account Monday to announce New Girl 's Max Greenfield is the latest star to join this season's growing cast. Greenfield joins previously announced cast members Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Lady Gaga, Matt Bomer, Chloe Sevigny, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Cheyenne Jackson, and Wes Bentley. As for who or what (hey, this is AHS we're talking about here) Greenfield will be playing, Murphy is keeping mum for now. Murphy also failed to mention an episode count for Greenfield's character, but visitors to AHS tend to burn bright and fast as characters are killed off swiftly.
Greenfield is sure to be a welcome addition to the AHS universe whoever he is playing. As the always funny and sometimes bizarre Schmidt on New Girl, Greenfield has perfected his comic timing, and let's not forget he was also Deputy Leo on Veronica Mars. His roles have always erred on the side of comedy though, could he be planning on flexing his dramatic chops on AHS? Or could his character be a murderer? I don't know if I could look at Schmidt the same after that, but it could be a terrific opportunity for Greenfield to try something new. Just don't expect him to stick around the Hotel for long (and not just because he has New Girl to get back to).
Notice how Murphy is quick to point out Greenfield will be treated to the "Hotel California" experience. Even if Greenfield only appears in one episode he can leave a lasting impression. Remember how shocking Bomer's guest turn was in AHS: Freak Show? His one episode appearance left people talking for days and ended up with Bomer planning a return visit for AHS: Hotel. Personally, I'm hoping Greenfield plays a very Schmidt-like character. The man for whom The Douche Bag jar was created is a man who could probably inadvertently tick off a haunted hotel and/or killer. The only thing I know for sure is AHS: Hotel just got a lot more interesting now that Greenfield is stopping by, and Murphy's promise that this is Greenfield "like he's never been seen before" has me even more anxious for October to get here.
AHS: Hotel will premiere October on FX.
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