This week’s episode of This Is Us introduces an American Horror Story vet into the family: Denis O’Hare will enter the story through William. Another AHS alum will soon follow: Alexandra Breckenridge has joined the NBC dramedy in a recurring role, the network has confirmed.
Breckenridge — who more recently appeared in more than a dozen episodes of The Walking Dead — will play Sophie, Kate’s childhood friend with whom she reconnects. (Chrissy Metz, who plays Kate, is also an AHS alum.) She’ll make her first appearance in a few episodes, but not until the new year. After Tuesday’s Christmas midseason finale, the show will return in early January.
The season 1 guest roster of This Is Us also includes Gerald McRaney, Katey Sagal, Brad Garrett, Jon Huertas, Janet Montgomery, Sam Trammell, and Jimmi Simpson.
TVLine first reported the news.