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Kathy Bates joining season 3 of "American Horror Story"

Kathy Bates

American Horror Story has enlisted a new face to play the role of Jessica Lange’s rival in season 3, and I have a feeling that this woman will put up a good fight.

Oscar winner Kathy Bates is nearing the conclusion of a deal with FX to join the series. Bates will play the role of the best friend turned enemy of Jessica Lange’s character. The details of the plot have been kept under lock and key but series co-creator Ryan Murphy says that the third installment will not be as dark as Asylum was.

"What season three is about is more historical in nature," Murphy said at the screening of the Asylum finale. "I'm also interested in getting into a horror romance. That's certainly something that's going to be in the water for season three. You're going to see a very different tone in season three, but that's the joy of the show. I think as a person right now I do feel lighter and wanting to embrace something a little bit more fun."

In September of 2012 Bates revealed on her Twitter account that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer only two months previously and had elected to undergo a double mastectomy to combat the disease. It is good to hear that she is well enough to return to work.

Are you looking forward to the third installment of American Horror Story?


- American Horror Story
- Ryan Murphy
- Kathy Bates
- FX

Written by: harrisr
Feb 27th, 2013, 5:33 am

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