Angela Bassett Joins Gabourey Sidibe on American Horror Story’s “Coven”

Angela Bassett at the 2013 National Board of Review Awards in New York City

Gabourey Sidibe ‘s White Bird in a Blizzard co-star Angela Bassett will be joining her on the cast of American Horror Story ‘s third season this fall.

The FX horror anthology’s co-creator Ryan Murphy broke the news via Twitter:

“Two legends are joining the cast of American Horror Story: Coven — Oscar nominee Angela Bassett and Tony winner Patti LuPone!”

American Horror Story: Coven already includes fellow newcomer Kathy Bates , as well as returning stars Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Frances Conroy and Lily Rabe .

No word yet on what each new cast member’s role will be but it’s exciting to see Angela return to television since she hasn’t been a tv regular since ER ‘s last season.

As for her big screen news this year, in addition to Gregg Araki ‘s French thriller White Bird in a Blizzard , Angela will appear in Kasi Lemmons ‘ Christmas musical Black Nativity alongside Forest Whitaker and Jennifer Hudson .

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