American Horror Story Casting News: Angela Bassett, Patti LuPone Join Season 3′s Coven

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American Horror Story: Coven CastOscar-nominated actress Angela Bassett and Broadway legend Patti LuPone are joining the cast of American Horror Story: Coven, the witch-themed third chapter of FX’s hit spookfest.

AHS cocreator Ryan Murphy announced the news on Twitter early Sunday.

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She joins returning AHS fixtures Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Frances Conroy and Taissa Farmiga, in addition to fellow newbies Gabourey Sidibe and Oscar winner Kathy Bates.

Coven will mark the first time AHS will go on the road and shoot on location. (The Harmon House and asylum interiors of Seasons 1 and 2 were sets on a studio.) “The fun thing is researching what are the really haunted places in America, and we have a couple doozy locales,” Murphy revealed at Paley Fest last month.

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And while the name Coven implies a central storyline pertaining to witches, Murphy noted that the scares will come from a variety of sources. “It’s about a lot of things,” he added.

Murphy had also previously stated that the new season will be “more historical in nature” and take place in modern day. But just like past seasons, we will see different “time periods” and “there [will] also be different cities.” Bates and Lange, meanwhile, will portray best friends-turned-arch enemies.



Comments (27)

  • Will there be any Male cast members beside Evan!? I mean I like him, but that isn’t enough! Some demons, worlacks, something. . .
    But either way nice additions to the cast!

    Comment by Maki – May 12, 2013 09:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Of course it’s “about a lot of things”. This is why he can’t ever keep any of his plotlines in order.

    Comment by Summer – May 12, 2013 09:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • lol! You mad?!

      Comment by snowballx350 – May 12, 2013 09:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You tried. Summer, you tried.

      Comment by dee123 – May 12, 2013 06:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG YASSSSS!

    Comment by Jason Lawson (@Snowballx) – May 12, 2013 09:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I just hope poor Evan doesn’t have to go through hell this time.

    Comment by Cher – May 12, 2013 09:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bring back Zachary Quinto too!

    Comment by Michele – May 12, 2013 09:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bring back Azura Skye and Chloe Sevigny :(

    Comment by Cherry – May 12, 2013 09:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Chloe Sevigny has an A&E pilot that just got picked up.

      Comment by Teag – May 12, 2013 12:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Patti Lupone. Might there be more singing this season?

    Comment by Mark – May 12, 2013 09:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • In dissapointed Quinto is not returning, he was one of my favorite parts of season 2.

    Comment by Mike – May 12, 2013 09:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The star power in this years cast is already unbelievable. Definitely going to be the best season yet

    Comment by lisa – May 12, 2013 09:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hear Ellen Barkin is free now, maybe she can be added to the cast?

    Comment by Jon – May 12, 2013 11:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This is something I never knew I needed until this very moment. That would be LOVELY.

      Comment by Thea – May 16, 2013 10:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hoping Evan Peters gets naked again.

    Comment by Analog – May 12, 2013 11:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He needs to cast Susan Lucci

    Comment by Carlos – May 12, 2013 12:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates AND Angela Bassett!!! Season 3 is gonna be EPIC!

    Comment by Rashad – May 12, 2013 12:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope Angela Bassett is some bad-ass witch doctor or something. I’d love to see her be a threat to Kathy and Jessica.

    Comment by Cherry – May 12, 2013 02:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • AHS by far has one of the most solid casts in television period.

    Comment by Jared – May 12, 2013 02:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • PLEASE let the plot lines for this season be coherent! ASYLUM was disappointing because it was all over the map.: aliens, nazis, monsters, possession, catholic guilt. The first season was GREAT! It knew what it was to be about, not changing the characters to fit what many different writers wanted. BE a good season or BE GONE!

    Comment by Thomas Lamme – May 12, 2013 04:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope Ryan Murphy knows what he’s doing with these characters. He does tend to waste talent. For example, 3/4 of the cast of Glee.

    Comment by Helena – May 13, 2013 02:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope Angela Bassett only appears in one episode. I’d hate for her talents to be wasted in a muddled, pretentious and ridiculous Ryan Murphy piece of crappe. Infantata? Puh-leeze!

    Comment by darcy the slutty twin – May 13, 2013 05:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • AHS is the best television show to hit since Twin Peaks. And for the haters, it’s this simple. Either you get it, or you don’t. And if you don’t, simply turn the channel.

    Comment by Crimson and Clover – July 8, 2013 09:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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