Now that’s how you stack a cast. Ryan Murphy has added Broadway star Patti LuPone and Oscar-nominated actress Angela Bassett to the already impressive roster of killer female talent slated to appear in the third iteration of American Horror Story.
Two legends are joining the cast of American Horror Story: Coven — Oscar nominee Angela Bassett and Tony winner Patti LuPone!
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) May 12, 2013
American Horror Story: Coven (as the third season is dubbed), has already confirmed several new faces to the series, including Gabourey Sidibe and Kathy Bates. And all of these new ladies will be joining returning actors Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Taissa Farmiga, Frances Conroy and Lily Rabe. Sounds like the only-announced male actor thus far, Evan Peters, will be having whatever the opposite of a sausage party is (a pocket party) on that set.
Unfortunately for everyone involved, details about characters and plots are being kept under lock-and-key, which means only one thing: time to speculate! Anyone else hope this season willl be a darker twist on the coven of witches from Hocus Pocus? Murphy has already said this season will be a more comedic take on the idea of horror that revolves around Lange. So, the question begs: Will Lange be a fierce queen witch or THE fierce queen witch? One can only hope.
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