Travis Kelce Cast in Ryan Murphy's New Horror Drama, 'Grotesquerie'

NFL Star Expands Career into Film and Television Roles.

by Nouman Rasool
Travis Kelce Cast in Ryan Murphy's New Horror Drama, 'Grotesquerie'
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Travis Kelce, the Kansas City Chiefs tight end renowned for his on-field prowess, is venturing into new territory as he joins the cast of Ryan Murphy's upcoming horror drama, "Grotesquerie." This announcement was confirmed by a source to PEOPLE, marking a significant step for Kelce into the entertainment industry.

The news came to light through an Instagram video posted by Niecy Nash-Betts, a celebrated actress and co-star in the new FX series. In the video, shared on May 7, Nash-Betts excitedly teases her followers by saying, "Guys, guess who I am working with on Grotesquerie?" She then reveals Kelce's involvement by panning the camera to him, as he expresses his enthusiasm about "jumping into new territory with Niecy!"

Kelce's Hollywood Transition

Kelce's leap from the sports arena to the silver screen aligns with his growing portfolio in entertainment.

Previously known for his athletic achievements, including his third Super Bowl win earlier this year, Kelce has been making strides in Hollywood. He has taken on roles as a producer for the film "My Dead Friend Zoe" and will soon host the Prime game show "Are You Smarter Than a Celebrity?" Further, his hosting of "Saturday Night Live" in 2023 amply demonstrated his versatility and charisma off the gridiron.

The actress is Niecy Nash-Betts, who had an Emmy for her role in another Murphy series, "Dahmer: Monster – The Jeffrey Dahmer Story," and she shared her delight on Instagram.

Her caption read, "This is what happens when WINNERS link up!!" tagging Kelce with a warm welcome to the show. Kelce reciprocated the excitement by sharing Nash-Betts' clip on his Instagram Story, adding, "Steppin into a new world with one of the legends." His foray into acting signals a potential shift in his career, blending his sports fame with his newfound interest in performing arts.

As Travis Kelce embraces this new chapter alongside seasoned actors like Niecy Nash-Betts, fans of both football and horror dramas will eagerly anticipate his performance in "Grotesquerie." This collaboration under Ryan Murphy's creative direction is expected to bring a fresh dynamic to the screen, promising a captivating blend of suspense and star power.

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