BD Wong played the ambitious warlock Baldwin Pennypacker in “AHS: Apocalypse.” Pennypacker makes his first appearance in Episode 4, “Could It Be … Satan?” Wong’s character is a teacher at the Hawthorne School for Exceptional Young Men, the all-male counterpart to Miss Robichaux’s witch-filled Academy.
Pennypacker believes Michael Langdon (Cody Fern) is destined to become the next Supreme. He schemes to take down anyone who stands in Michael’s way, even if it means conspiring to kill another warlock or the witches. After discovering his treachery, Cordelia Goode (Sarah Paulson) orders Pennypacker to be burned at the stake in Episode 7, “Traitor.” However, due to time travel, BD Wong’s character is presumably alive and well at the end of “AHS: Apocalypse.”
The introduction of warlocks into Ryan Murphy’s “AHS” universe opened the door for two other actors to make their “American Horror Story” debuts: Jon Jon Brionnes (Grand Chancellor Ariel Augustus), and Billy Porter (Behold Chablis). Also new to the cast was Cody Fern, who played Michael Langdon, aka “the Antichrist.” While Fern returned for Season 9, “AHS:1984,” and “AHS: Double Feature,” Brionne, Porter, and Wong’s appearances have so far been one-offs, although Porter and Brionne have collaborated with Murphy on other projects.