Gabourey Sidibe joins the cast of ‘American Horror Story: Coven’

American Horror Story: CovenDetails on American Horror Story: Coven are being kept pretty tight, as is the usual with this series, but today showrunner Ryan Murphy tweeted about a new addition to the cast, Oscar nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe (Precious).

She’ll join fellow American Horror Story newcomer, Kathy Bates, along with returning actors Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Tarissa Farmiga, and Lily Rabe.

The series will follow a coven of witches, three of whom will be based on real people, according to Murphy. It’ll film in several locations, including on location in New Orleans, marking the first time the series has moved out of its studios at Paramount. The series is due to air on FX starting this October.

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