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Neil Patrick Harris lands ‘American Horror Story’ spinoff role

Neil Patrick Harris lands ‘American Horror Story’ spinoff role

NEIL PATRICK HARRIS:He's a huge fan of "American Horror Story." Photo: Associated Press

Actor Neil Patrick Harris has landed a role in the new “American Horror Story” series after writing to creator Ryan Murphy and asking for a part.

The former “How I Met Your Mother” star, who is currently starring on Broadway in “Hedwig & the Angry Inch,” recently told Entertainment Weekly that he had penned a request note to Murphy, suggesting himself for upcoming series, “Freak Show.”

He said, “I wrote a letter to Ryan asking if I can be in it, even though I wasn’t even available to be in it. To do one that involves any kind of freak, circus nonsense is going to be so unsettling to watch.”

Murphy caught wind of the request and has since responded to Harris via Twitter, writing, “@ActuallyNPH of course you can be on ‘Freak Show!’ I have a role I think you’d love.”

Harris previously worked with Murphy in an episode of “Glee,” for which he won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in 2010.

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