As is creator Ryan Murphy’s way, it is not confirmed that the recently booked actresses are going to be witches in the upcoming season of American Horror Story, but with a subtitle of Coven and a largely female cast, I’m playing the odds here.
First up is Angela Bassett, best known for her Academy Award-nominated portrayal of Tina Turner in What’s Love Got to Do With It. Films that FEARnet readers are likely more familiar with include Critters 4, Innocent Blood, Boyz in the Hood, and Malcolm X.
Next is Patti LuPone. Best known for her work on Broadway (she won Tonys for roles in Evita and Gypsy and starred in Broadway productions of Sweeny Todd and Les Miserables, among others), LuPone has appeared in films (Summer of Sam and Heist to name a few) and had memorable guest roles on TV shows like 30 Rock.
Finally, we have an actress who was actually announced a week or so ago: Gabourey Sidibe. Best known for her Oscar-winning debut role in Precious, Gabourey will be seen in the upcoming indie horror/comedy Gravy.
American Horror Story: Coven returns to FX this October.