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Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Adam Levine to be cast in ‘American Horror Story’?


Adam Levine: possibly scaring the public during the next season of “American Horror Story.”

The latest addition to the cast of “American Horror Story” season two might be. . .Adam Levine?

According to Entertainment Weekly, the lead singer of Maroon 5 and current coach on NBC’s “The Voice” is finalizing plans to make his acting debut on the FX shock-drama. He will reportedly play a modern-day character identified at this stage as one-half of a couple called “The Lovers.”

AHS producers are so fond of Levine,” EW reports, “that they are shooting around his summer touring schedule.”

What could make Ryan Murphy and co. so interested in casting Levine?

It’s possible that he’s a natural actor and they want to make use of his exceptional talents. Or perhaps they were wowed by his appearance in this “SNL” digital short.

Another possible theory: Levine bears a passing resemblance to Zachary Quinto, who is returning for “Horror Story’s” second season, albeit as a character different from the one he played last season. (Remember: season two is a total, post-Harmons/Murder House reboot.) If Levine is being cast as a sibling or doppelganger of some sort for Quinto’s new character, that could explain, in part, why the producers have declared him perfect for the role.

Given all the secrecy surrounding next season’s various plotlines, we may have to wait until October, when the series returns, to understand the logic behind this.

In the meantime, I look forward to finding out that Cee Lo Green has been cast as a burn victim determined to get cast in “The Odd Couple” and that Christina Aguilera will be joining “American Horror Story” as a creepy next-door neighbor who adds generous amounts of ipecac to her cupcakes.

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