“American Horror Story” Season 3: Is This The Greatest Cast Ever?

Here’s hoping there’s an ample budget for the set designers on the third season American Horror Story because scenery will definitely be chewed up and spit out. Co-creator Ryan Murphy tweeted news that  Angela Bassett and Patti LuPone are the latest additions to the next installment of the FX supernatural anthology series, which will be subtitled Coven.

The pair of acclaimed performers will join the previously announced Oscar winner Kathy Bates, Precious star Gabourey Sidibe, series vets Frances Conroy, Lily Rabe, and (out actress) Sarah Paulson, and of course the show’s centerpiece star Jessica Lange.  That’s a lot of estrogen for the only confirmed male cast member Evan Peters to contend with.

kathy-bates-jessica-lange-paleyfest_0Few other details have been revealed about the new season other than it will be filmed at least partially in New Orleans and the storyline will focus on a conclave of witches with the characters played by Bates and Lange going to battle as friends-turned-arch rivals.

Is it possible for Murphy to make this cast any more thrilling? Maybe. You know that with The New Normal canceled,  Nene Leakes  is somewhere waiting on a call.

Who would you like to see added to the cast? Sound off in the comments, Queerty readers.

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  • Bear Aspirin

    Duh: Anjelica Houston. And Jinkx Monsoon as a Tarot card reader.

  • Ron Jackson

    For crap sake add some cute boys this season! Last season was a disaster imo.

  • Cam

    Apparently this season the Horror takes place at a Lilith Fair Concert. ;)

    1st two seasons were creepy and great, can’t wait to see this one!

  • gauty

    @Bear Aspirin: Be still my heart. It would actually be so cool if Murphy cast a drag queen as a character!

  • Cam


    Also, for some reason Jinx’s overall aura seems to fit in, her image has that, could be the past, could be the present look that would work so well!

  • iBLOW

    Of course it would be female heavy it’s about witches, I just hope Zachary Quinto is back this season.

  • Deepdow

    Hmm, Mad Men is my personal favorite cast at the moment, but Angela Bassett and Jessica Lange together on one show may be too hard for me to pass up. Guess it’s time to tune into this show lol.

  • frankiefrancisco

    Oh my! How about Anthony Hopkins as any character! Always fun to watch him.

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