Filming for “American Horror Story: Coven” is right around the corner, and it appears that the FX mini series is still working on casting!
-“A male college student who’s a jerk.”
-“A charming Asian doctor named David Zhong.”
In late May, TV Line reported that the series was also looking to cast the role of Hank, “the handsome, blue-collar husband of one of the witchy women.” The casting scoop dished that they were looking for someone who was “thirty-something,” which led the site to speculate that Hank would be the husband of either Lily Rabe or Sarah Paulson.
While what actor landed the role of Hank hasn't been released yet, we previously reported some speculation that “Angel” and “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” star J. August Richards could be in the running. The speculation comes from a May 22 tweet from Paulson that has since been deleted. The actress had tweeted, “@JAugustRichards I can’t wait to work with YOU again!!” Paulson’s post had been a response to Richards tweet, “I can’t wait to work with @MsSarahPaulson again …!!” Their twitter exchange continued with Richards replying, “@MsSarahPaulson Sorry so random. But so REAL!” Paulson tweeted, “I feel the same way!"
Sarah Paulson and J. August Richards previously worked together in the 2010 “Time Warp” episode of “Grey’s Anatomy.” Richards casting in the third season of “American Horror Story” has been neither confirmed nor denied.
Whoever lands the roles of Hank, the jerk male college student and Dr. David Zhong, will be joining an impressive cast. New phases to the series include Emma Roberts, Angela Bassett, Patti LuPone, Gabourey Sidibe and Kathy Bates. Returning from previous “American Horror Story” seasons is Evan Peters, Taissa Farmiga, Jessica Lange, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe.
“American Horror Story: Coven” will premiere in October on FX.