American Horror Story season 6 has truly been the most mysterious yet, with fans buzzing with speculation of what the ambiguous theme of the season will be and who will appear in the season. It has been confirmed that previous-season stars Lady Gaga, Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare, and Angela Bassett are returning for season 6. Some new faces will also be introduced this season, too.
There was some speculation for a while that Oscar-winner Cuba Gooding Jr. was spotted near the American Horror Story set, which Gooding has since confirmed. Now it appears that actor Jacob Artist, the actor behind Noah “Puck” Puckerman’s little brother Jake Puckerman from the musical series Glee has confirmed his first time involvement with American Horror Story in the show’s new season.
Jacob Artist, 23, posted a photo of what appears to be the screenplay for American Horror Story, with a conveniently placed piece of paper covering up the name of this season’s theme, to his verified Instagram account. The photo’s caption simply said “Day 1.” Artist’s role in the film remains a mystery.
This is not the first time Jacob Artist has worked with American Horror Story co-creator Ryan Murphy, as mentioned. Artist portrayed the character Jake Puckerman in Ryan Murphy’s musical comedy drama Glee, which ended its run on the FOX network in March of 2015. When Glee closed, Artist found a recurring role as Brandon Fletcher on ABC’s mystery crime-drama Quantico.
It will be nice to see some fresh faces in American Horror Story‘s newest season. After receiving some tongue-in-cheek backlash after the end of American Horror Story: Hotel for the lack of diversity and oddly similar-looking male cast, perhaps adding the acting talents of Cuba Gooding Jr. and Jacob Artist will break Ryan Murphy’s pattern of similar-looking leading men.
However, Jacob Artist’s casting may not be the best decision. It seems like Ryan Murphy has made a habit out of pulling actors from all of his shows in an attempt to freshen up or save the ones who may be failing. Unfortunately, that has not worked out in the past, and the previous season of American Horror Story was the worst for ratings yet. Hopefully pulling actors from Murphy’s other projects will be a decent choice for the sixth season – or it just might be the last.
American Horror Story season 6 premieres September 14th on FX.
Source: Jacob Artist