We’ve got some bad news for “Secret Circle” and Chris Zylka fans. Zap2it has learned exclusively that “The Amazing Spider-Man” star and CW favorite has quietly been dismissed from his gig on Season 2 of “American Horror Story.”
As we previously reported, Zylka was set to appear as a guest star in a significant arc on the thriller’s second season, which is to be set in the 1960s, in an asylum for the criminally insane. Zylka’s character, Daniel, was known as the “most beautiful boy in the world,” and was a deaf-mute. We were looking forward to seeing the “Secret Circle” star do something a little different.
Unfortunately, Zylka was booted from the cast before shooting a single frame of the series. Sources reveal to Zap2it that when Zylka hesitated to shave his head for the appearance, which was only a two-episode arc with an option to extend, executive producer Ryan Murphy shaved him right off the call sheet.
Without Zylka, the role was reduced significantly to a one-episode co-star gig, and Zylka has since been replaced with another actor who was willing to part with his locks.
Here’s hoping that Zylka is on to bigger and better things — we loved him in “Spider-Man” and have our fingers crossed that he’ll reprise his role of Flash Gordon in the upcoming sequel.