Kathy Bates Joins Cast of American Horror Story For Season Three
17 March 2013 / US TV News / Source: News.Com.Au
THE third season of American Horror Story will be subtitled Coven, and actress Kathy Bates joins the cast.
“We’re far enough along in the writing that I can tell you what it’s about,” , the show’s co-creator, Ryan Murphy announced to more than 1000 of the show’s fans who attended the PaleyFest panel on the series at the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles.
Murphy (Nip/Tuck, Glee, The New Normal) confirmed there would be witches in the new season, but failed to reveal any more plot specifics. “It’s a really cool story that we’ve been talking about for a couple of years, actually, and this seemed the year to do it,” he continued, dropping one more tidbit:
Late in the event, the ensemble’s latest major cast addition was introduced to the audience: the Oscar-winning Bates (Misery), who said she was a big fan of the series and a longtime friend of [co-star Jessica] Lange.
Joked Murphy, “You know, I love a good Oscar winner,” referring to two-time Academy Award honoree Lange, and adding that he and Lange had thought of Bates as this season-three character for some time.
“So I pitched (Bates) this cuckoo-for-Cocoa-Puffs character. I said, ‘I know you have a lot going on. And we’re way, way, way far ahead, but think about it for a couple weeks, and call me or write me.’ And my phone rang an hour later: ‘I’m in.’”