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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