Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet appeared in a single episode of American Horror Story and it has been announced that he'll be returning for a new role in American Horror Story: Asylum. According to TV Line, Stonestreet (pictured below) will be playing the role of a killer who shares scenes with Sarah Paulson.

American Horror Story: Asylum is currently filming and features a brand new story set at an institution for the criminally insane during the 1960′s. Adam Levine, Chloe Sevigny, James Cromwell, Lizzie Brocheré, Jenna Dewan, Clea Duvall, Franka Potente, Britne Oldford, Mark Consuelos and Joseph Fiennes make up the new cast, with Season 1 actors Jessica Lange, Frances Conroy, Zachary Quinto, Sarah Paulson, Even Peters, and Lily Rabe all returning as new characters.

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The first episode of American Horror Story: Asylum will premiere on Wednesday, October 17th. Want to learn more? Catch up on our coverage with the following stories:

Source: TVLine