Angela Bassett, Patti LuPone Join ‘American Horror Story: Coven’ Cast
American Horror Story Season 3, otherwise titled Coven, will star newcomers to the series, award-winning actresses Angela Bassett and Patti LuPone.
Coven, which will focus on witches, will also welcome Gabourey Sidibe and Kathy Bates to the all-star cast. Ryan Murphy announced the addition of Bassett and LuPone via twitter yesterday, writing, “Two legends are joining the cast of American Horror Story: Coven – Oscar nominee Angela Bassett and Tony winner Patti LuPone!”
Details about the actresses’ characters on the FX anthology series have yet to be revealed. They’ll be filming on location in New Orleans shortly, with returning actors Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy and Taissa Farmiga.
Murphy, who created the American Horry Story series with Brad Falchuk, previously teased Coven as “a really cool story we’ve been talking about for a couple of years. So we’re going to do that.” While light on the details, it's certainly enough to build anticipation for the show's loyal viewers.