Kathy Bates Joining 'American Horror Story' For Season 3: Who Will She Play?

 

Good news for FX’s “American Horror Story” fans: An award-winning actress is going to be joining the cast.

On Wednesday news broke that none other than Kathy Bates would be joining the horror television show, the Washington Post reported, along with Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Taissa Farmiga, Frances Conroy and Lily Rabe.

Lange won a Golden Globe for her work on the series in 2012 and Bates also knows a thing or two about horror. The 64-year-old actress got an Oscar for her role as a deranged fan in 1990’s “Misery.”

Bates was most recently on NBC’s “Harry’s Law,” one of the network's most-watched shows, but the David E. Kelly-produced show was canceled because it drew in an older crowd, the Post added.

She may have been considered too old for NBC, but she’s just right for FX.

In the third season of “AHS,” Bates will be playing Lange’s (Sister Jude Martin) best friend turned enemy. In the next season, Lange will no longer play a nun but a “glamour leading lady,” according to TV Line.

The premise and characters of “AHS” have changed each season, and its third will be no different. The first took place in a haunted house and the second in an insane asylum. It’s not yet known where the location of the third season will be, but it will reportedly have a softer tone.

"I feel like for the third version I want to do something that's a little bit more 'evil glamour,"' series co-creator Ryan Murphy  told Entertainment Weekly in January, "We've got lots of delicious plans."

The Internet Movie Data Base hasn’t credited Bates with joining the show, yet, but the show is scheduled to start filming over the summer with new episodes airing in the fall, CBS News wrote.

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