Gabourey Sidibe joins 'American Horror Story: Coven'
"American Horror Story" co-creator Ryan Murphy took to Twitter to reveal some casting news about the show's next season.
"Thrilled to announce Oscar-nominee Gabourey Sidibe is joining the cast of 'American Horror Story: Coven,'" he Tweeted on Monday, April 29.
Murphy's announcement about Sidibe, who earned an Oscar nomination for her role in the drama "Precious," did not include any details about her role.
Sidibe, 29, will be in good company for the show's third season. It was previously announced that Kathy Bates has joined the show, along with "American Horror Story" stars Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe and Frances Conroy. Taissa Farmiga, who had a lead role on the first season, but did not appear in the second, also has a role in the new season.
Each season "American Horror Story" is set in a new location and features a new theme that has no relation to previous seasons. Although the show utilizes actors from past seasons, the actors play completely different roles.
Lange won Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Emmy awards for her role as Constance Langdon during the show's first season.
During a PaleyFest panel for the show in March, it was revealed that the third season will be about witches and Murphy told the audience the show will shoot in multiple locations, including New Orleans, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Sidibe currently appears on the Showtime series "The Big C," which is in its third and final season. She has also appeared in films like "Seven Psychopaths" and "Tower Heist."