“American Horror Story” is slowly building up its cast for season three, which will be titled “Coven.” The latest scoop to drop on the highly anticipated new season of the FX mini-series comes in the form of character casting.
According to SpoilerTV.com, “American Horror Story” is looking to fill the guest role of a man named Theodore. Theodore is described as a 60-year-old “often subject to nagging.”
The Theodore spoiler comes a few days after an audition video for another new character leaked online. After appearing online in a YouTube video (that was quickly removed), fans learned a little bit more about a mysterious character named Dr. David Zhong. Initially described as a “charming Asian doctor,” the audition video of “Arrow” star Byron Mann revealed that Dr. Zhong is working on a youth serum.
Mann’s audition tape had him interact with a character named Maude, who despite Zhong’s protests that the serum needed two more years to be developed properly, wanted to take it immediately.
“American Horror Story” also recently released casting calls for two other characters, one a “male college student who’s a jerk,” and another for a man named Hank. TVLine.com reports that Hank is a “handsome, blue-collar husband of one of the witchy women.” While it has not been confirmed, it’s been speculated that “Angel” alum J. August Richards won the role of Hank.
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The rumors of Richards' casting began after he exchanged a few tweets with “American Horror Story” star Sarah Paulson. On May 21, Richards tweeted, “I can’t wait to work with @MsSarahPaulson again!!!” A day later, Paulson, whose character details are currently unknown, replied, “Hey @JAugustRichards I can’t wait to work with YOU again!!” The tweets between the pair were later deleted.
“American Horror Story: Coven” is set to air on FX in October. Returning for season three from previous seasons is: Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson, Taissa Farmiga and Frances Conroy. Newcomers include: Emma Roberts, Angela Bassett, Patti LuPone, Gabourey Sidibe and Kathy Bates.