Kathy Bates joining American Horror Story season 3?

News Louisa Mellor 27 Feb 2013 - 18:00

The fantastic Kathy Bates is in talks to play opposite Jessica Lange in the forthcoming season of American Horror Story...

We now realise that when we posted our wishlist for American Horror Story's third season last week, it was one section short. Just between "Bring back more Murder House cast" and "More Horror meta" it should have read "Cast Kathy Bates".

Luckily, AHS creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Fulchuk have picked up our slack and are in the process of doing just that, as Bates is reportedly in talks to play Jessica Lange's character's antagonist in the new season. TV Line reports that Bates, whose recent TV roles have included The Office and Harry's Law, is nearing a deal that would see her play the former-best-friend-turned-enemy of Lange's (as-yet unnamed) character. Bates and Lange going toe-to-toe on the same screen, getting up to Lord knows what in the name of TV horror? In the words of our teenaged selves: pure skill.

We know that the third season of the anthology series is to take a more historical setting with a romance at its centre, and rumours of sixteenth century witch trials abound, but Murphy and co. are giving very little else away. As soon as we hear more, we'll let you know.

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