We’ve got some major American Horror Story Season 9 casting news…
Ryan Murphy announced on Instagram yesterday that Olympian Gus Kenworthy, who is currently nominated for “Favorite Follow” in the 2019 Queerties Awards, is joining the cast of the hit FX anthology series’ ninth season.
Murphy shared a photo of the 27-year-old freestyle skier, along with the caption: “That special moment when you realize you have an Olympic medal AND will be playing Emma Roberts’ boyfriend on American Horror Story Season 9.”
Gus responded a short while later, sharing Murphy’s original post to his own Instagram page, along with the caption: “I guess the cat’s out of the bag… I’m ?? So ?? Fucking ?? Shook ?? ILYSM @mrrpmurphy ???”
According to his IMDB page, Kenworthy is slotted to appear in at least one episode in the second half of the upcoming season. Other than that, not much else is known, beyond the fact that he and Roberts will be a couple.
Kenworthy’s last foray into acting was a brief cameo in 2017’s Sharknado 5: Global Swarming. His other TV credits into appearances on RuPaul‘s Drag Race, Top Chef and Celebrity Family Feud.