It’s time to welcome another new face to season three of “American Horror Story.” Award-winning actor Danny Huston is set to join “Coven” this October. “American Horror Story” co-creator Ryan Murphy took to Twitter Sunday to inform fans of the exciting casting news:
Jessica Lange's got a sexy (and dangerous) BF this year: welcome to Coven Mr. Danny Huston!
â€” Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) September 8, 2013
As we reported in mid-August, Murphy was looking to cast a big male lead to act as a love interest for Jessica Lange’s character, Fiona. “I’ve been meeting with actors for that. I don’t have any idea who that’s going to be,” Murphy dished to Deadline.com. “[Lange] plays a real femme fatale. Last year she was always in nun’s outfits, and this year she’s almost always exclusively in head-to-toe Yves Saint Laurent. [He laughs.] I think people will love Jessica Lange playing that powerful, dark, sexy character.”
Details surrounding Huston’s character are unknown, but, given Lange’s character is the “Supreme witch,” it’s likely he may have a supernatural background as well. Huston will be making his first appearance on screen in “Coven” in episode six.
A synopsis for “American Horror Story: Coven” revealed the miniseries will follow mysterious attacks that are happening in the present day against witches who survived the Salem witch trials more than 300 years ago. With the safety of young witches at stake, young girls are being sent to a special school in New Orleans where they can learn how to protect themselves.
“Coven” premieres on FX Oct. 9 at 10 p.m. EDT.