‘Masters of Sex’ Casts Danny Huston in Key Role (Exclusive)

“American Horror Story” and “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” actor will recur in Season 2

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 10:50 AM

Showtime’s “Masters of Sex” has cast “American Horror Story” star Danny Huston for Season 2 as Dr. Douglas Greathouse, the privileged head of a hospital’s Obstetrics Department.

It will be a recurring role for Huston, who also appeared in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” He was nominated for a Golden Globe in 2013 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for his role in “Magic City.”

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Obstetrics is an important discipline in a show about the study of sex. Season 1 focused largely on Bill Masters (Michael Sheen) and his wife Libby (Caitlin FitzGerald) struggling to conceive.

“Masters of Sex,” which premiered in September, averaged 4.8 million weekly viewers for each episode, up double digits versus the first season of “Homeland.” It was honored with Golden Globe and Writers Guild Award nominations.