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 .